PERMANENT EXHIBITS & MORE

Our second floor is devoted to several rooms typifying various rooms in the homes of workers and managers, an office, a collection of sewing machines and our weaving room where you can learn the craft.

Our third floor is the Dunham Library and Archive which has always had a collection of books but also contains important artifacts and local records. It is a place of study and research.

Our first floor, at street level was once the American Thread Mill Company Store.  Here, to the left, at our long counter, is where we greet our visitors.

THE DIANA K. PERKINS

TEA ROOM & EMPORIUM

To the right is our gift shop and a seating area with tables for people to gather, chat, read and knit if they choose.

THE BEV YORK ROOM

Formerly, part of the manager’s offices, this is our most spacious room where we host temporary exhibits.

THE DUGAN BUILDING

Formerly a machine storage space, it was totally appropriate to turn this into displays where we keep some working machines and things which would have been found in the factory.

 

KENTON HALL

On the second Floor of the Dugan Building we have a large space for classes, receptions symposiums and teas.  It is best accessed on Union Street behind the Museum.

THE AMERICAN THREAD MILL

Across the street stand the surviving buildings of the American Thread Mill Company.  They rise an impressive seven stories high of solid granite with lofted ceilings.  You can walk through this large park on the Willimantic River now maintained by the National Park Service.

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