February Member Program

February Member Program

Tour of Windham Textile and History Museum on Saturday, February 14, from 10 – 11:30 am.  411 Main Street, Willimantic, CTCost is  $4 per person, payable at the door.

Join us on Saturday, February 14, to tour the Windham Textile and History Museum with Education Consultant and Historian Bev York. The museum is located in the historic former headquarters of the American Thread Company of Willimantic, and is a non-profit educational institution housing a museum, a library, and an archive. Through its exhibits, programs, and collections, the museum preserves and interprets the history of textiles, textile arts and the textile industry, with special emphasis on the experiences of the craftspeople, industrial workers, manufacturers, inventors, designers, and consumers.

The museum also promotes a greater understanding of major trends and changes in technology, economy, immigration, society, environment, and culture that shaped Connecticut, New England, and the United States from the colonial period to the present.

The museum has permanent and rotating exhibits. The current rotating exhibit includes Blue Collar, Pink Collar, White Collar: American Work Clothes from Colonial Times to the Present, on display until November 2015.

Note: Additional parking is available across the street in the mill factory parking lot.

Saturday is also Valentine’s Day and TLGV members are also encouraged to participate in the 11th Annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival! The festival is from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. in Downtown Willimantic. Local businesses will open their doors with free chocolate samples and menu specials. There is plenty of parking in downtown Willimantic, so bring family and friends and hit the streets to sample chocolates in various forms while you visit many of Downtown Willimantic’s merchants.

For more information, or to reserve the tour, please email Bill Reid, or call him at 860-774-3300.

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