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Windham Textile and History Museum

Permanent exhibits include thread factory floor, working machines, rooms from a mill worker's row house and mill manager's house; library and research center; changing exhibits; visitor's center.

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The Windham Textile and History Museum (the Mill Museum of Connecticut), located in the historic former headquarters of the American Thread Company in Willimantic, is a nonprofit educational institution housing a museum, a library, and an archive. Through its exhibits, programs, and collections, the Museum preserves and interprets for the general public the history of textiles, the textile arts, and the textile industry, with special emphasis on the experiences of craftspeople, industrial workers, manufacturers, inventors, designers, and consumers. The Museum also promotes a greater understanding of the major trends and changes in technology, the economy, immigration, society, the environment, and culture that shaped the history of textiles, the textile arts, and the textile industry in Connecticut, New England, and the United States from the Colonial period to the present.

Tour time: 1 to 1.5 hours

 

Pricing: Adults $5, seniors and students $3.50, children (under 6) free.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Guided Group Tours, Special Rentals

Dates of Operation: Closed major holidays.

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Location:

411 Main St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Hours:

Friday-Sunday,
10am-4pm,
And by appointment

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