WELCOME TO THE MILL MUSEUM!

BIENVENIDOS AL MUSEO DEL MOLINO!

As of JULY 2, FRIDAYS ONLY, from NOON until 4PM.

As of JULY 30, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, and SUNDAYS from 10AM until 4PM

From July 2 through September 5, Connecticut kids are free!

The Mill Museum is participating in the Connecticut Summer at the Museum, in which Connecticut kids (along with one accompanying adult) are admitted for free.

PLEASE READ OUR GUIDELINES BELOW

PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASKS

We are have been temporarily closed for museum tours but that didn’t stop history. . .  we are gradually opening up activities.  Just scroll down to see what’s happening.

For the safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff, all upcoming  activities will be “masks only” until we feel we all are truly clear of Covid-19. We ask that you be vaccinated.

We will continue to reevaluate the situation and will update the FOLLOWING GUIDELINES as things change.

Once we are sure our staff, volunteers and the majority of the public are vaccinated, we will slowly open up for activities.  Keep in touch for gradual reopenings and schedule your group activities for the fall by contacting us at  themillmuseum@gmail.com

OUR CURRENT EXHIBIT

The Museum’s current exhibit, “Unlacing the Corset, Unleashing the Vote,” will remain in place until end of December, 2021.

You can see a virtual version of the exhibit by clicking on the photo here.

VIRTUAL TOURS via SOCIAL MEDIA

We will continue to bring you history on our website and through social media with new material daily. We will also announce virtual events here and on facebook.  We will also post zoom events there.

RESEARCH & CONSULTATION ONLINE

Have questions about mill or textile history? Want to talk to a staff member? Our staff and volunteers are available, either in the Museum or (for most of us) working from home. Contact us via email at themillmuseum@gmail.com or call resident historian Executive Director Emertitus, Jamie Eves, at (860) 617-4354

OPEN

PARTIALLY REOPENED

INDIVIDUAL & INDOOR GROUP TOURS

We are only allowing self guided tours through July.  As of July 30, we will open up for other activities.  Keep in touch for gradual reopenings and schedule your group activities for the fall by contacting us at  themillmuseum@gmail.com

OUTDOOR GROUP TOURS

Hop over to the TOURS & EVENTS page and check out our  history walking tours with Bev York and Jamie Eves.  The itinerary and contact information are all there. 

There’s also info about Bev’s VIRTUAL TEAS there.

OPENED

OPEN FRIDAYS IN JULY FROM

NOON UNTIL 4PM

OPEN FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, & SUNDAYS IN AUGUST

FROM 10AM UNTIL 4PM

THE DIANA K. PERKINS

TEA ROOM & EMPORIUM

We are in the process of creating a VIRTUAL GIFT SHOP so please check back.  We will re-open the TEA ROOM & EMPORIUM when it is Covid Safe to do so.

SEMI-OPEN

We may accept donations if an appointment is made for someone to be at the Museum to take them.  It’s best to e-mail the museum, provide descriptions of the objects and possibly photos, and let one of us get back to you. 

ITEM DONATIONS

CLOSED

KENTON HALL KIDS CLUB

& CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

We feel it is still premature to open up for children’s activities.

We have prepared many history  and handcrafts videos for children to enjoy and they are all on our youtube site.

CLICK THESE LINKS TO SEE WHAT’S AVAILABLE

HOME SPUN 2020

MILL TOWN THREADS

WHERE THEY STOOD

 THE MUSEUM SCHOOL TOUR

SEMI-OPEN

The Museum is open on a limited basis for staff and volunteers working on various projects. We will be practicing safe social distancing, and providing PPE while following Connecticut State Guidelines for office environments.

Staff and volunteers planning to come into the Museum should contact

KIRA HOLMES, Executive Director

at themillmuseum@gmail.com

or (860) 456-2178.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES INSIDE

or OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Click here to sign up

“Our history belongs to us, not to a virus, and the Mill Museum will do its best to bring it to you. We look forward to seeing all of you when we come out of this.”

 ~ Jamie Eves, Executive Director Emeritus

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