Guest Speakers: The Mill Museum Goes on the Road

The Mill Museum can supply guest speakers for your organization. Our normal fee is $150.00 per talk, but there may be a surcharge depending on the distance traveled. Most talks are illustrated (PowerPoint), and the speaker will/can supply the laptop and projector — you supply the screen or blank wall. Contact the Mill Museum at or (860) 456-2178 to speak to one of our educators. Topics include:

  • A Gneiss Prospect: The Rise of the Connecticut Textile Industry
  • Mill Memories: Photographs of Mill Workers from the Collections of the Windham Textile and History Museum
  • History of Early Sewing Machines
  • If These Walls Could Talk: Researching the History of Your House: A Guide for Beginners
  • David Moxon’s Forgotten Files: The American Thread Company Strike of 1925 and It’s Impact on a Community, a State, and an Industry
  • Harriet Hanson Robinson and the American Industrial Revolution
  • Unraveled Threads: Deindustrialization, Postindustriaization, and the Transformation of Connecticut’s Textile Mill Towns, 1876-Present
  • Here All Along: African Americans in the Windham, CT Area, 1688-1888
  • Resources for Local African American History: The Case of Windham, CT
  • Battered Boxes of Old Papers: How a Surprise Donation Told the Story of an Irish Immigrant Mill Worker, the Civil War, and Mobility Over Three Generations of Irish Americans in a Connecticut Mill Town
  • Connecticut’s Cotton Connection: Connecticut and the Civil War
  • Pastoral Preservation: Creating State Parks in Connecticut During the Progressive Era
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Poganuc People: Teaching Connecticut’s History Through Literature
  • Swift Waters, Hot Steam, and Electric Motors: Power and Mills at the Willimantic Falls, 1820-2012
  • Brass Gears & Blue Prints: 20,000 Engineering & Architectural Plans & Diagrams from the American Thread Company