End of an Era: Past Identity / Future Vision and the Portrait Project

The Connecticut Main Street Center has awarded Harrison Judd and his partners — the Windham Textile & History Museum, Thread City Development, Inc.Eastern Connecticut State University, the Town of Windham, TBS Properties, the Windham Regional Chamber of Commerce, and ArtSpace Windham Gallery its 2013 Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation for the terrific photo exhibit, End of an Era: Past Identity / Future Vision and the Portrait Project.

The center of the exhibit, of course, were Harrison Judd’s wonderful photographs of the old Willimantic Linen Company / American Thread Company smokestack, a long-time icon of the Industrial Revolution in northeast Connecticut until it was demolished in 2011. The Museum’s role was provided historical information about the smokestack and the use of steam power in the textile mills, in the form of an essay in the exhibit catalog, along with a power point slide presentation.

The Museum has copies of the exhibit catalog for sale in its gift shop, for anyone wanting color copies of Harrison’s terrific and historic photos. The exhibit was a real community effort, and the Museum is proud to have played a part. Congratulations to Harrison for his fine work!

The award ceremony took place on Monday, June 10th, at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT.

 Check out the press release here.