October & November at the Museum

Note:  General Admission Per Person is $10, Seniors and Students $7, Groups $5.  Membership waives these fees except for special events (like Nightmare on Main)/exhibits – Join and Save.

Fri., Sat., Sun. 10 to 4.  Runs through Nov. 17th

“Villains – Madness, Mayhem and Murder”

The Nightmare is not over:

Villains and Criminology Daytime Exhibition

Madness, mayhem and murder:  Crimes in the 19th century.  An exhibit about some famous villains and their evil deeds.  Regular $10 admission. ($7 seniors and students. Museum members free.)

Sunday, September 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th; and October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th – Weaving Class with Peggy Church

Master weaver Peggy Church teaches an 8-week class in weaving, designed for either beginners or advanced students. Students work on the Museum’s four floor looms, learning how to measure the warp, read a weave draft, dress the loom, weave a sampler, and then weave a project of their choosing. Contact Peggy at peggychurch@earthlink.net for more information. Contact the Museum at themillmuseum@gmail.com to sign up. Lesson are every Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m., and students may have additional loom time whenever the Museum is open. Tuition is $240, plus a $30 additional fee for the textbook and materials.

 Saturday, October 19 – Walktober

As part of The Last Green Valley’s Walktober event, Windham Town Historian and Mill Museum E.D. Jamie Eves leads a walking tour of St. Joseph Cemetery in Willimantic, CT. 1:00-2:30 p.m. Meet at 134 Club Road in Willimantic.

 Tuesday, October 22 – Coffee with the League

The new Executive Director of the Connecticut league of History Organizations, Dr. Amrys O. Williams, visits the Mill Museum for a meet-and-greet. She brings friends from Connecticut Humanities with her. All who care about history museums in Connecticut are invited to attend. Free. 9:30 a.m.

 Saturday, October 26 – Mill of the Month

Join Bev York for a Mystery Cemetery Crawl. Meet at the Mill Museum at noon. $8 regular, $5 member.  860-456-2178

 Saturday, October 26 – Mill Museum Spinners

Novice and experienced spinners welcome. Bring your wheel and join Peggy Church for an old-fashioned spinning bee. Parking on Union Street. In the Museum’s restored, historic Kenton Hall in the Dugan building. Free for all spinners. 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27 – Museum Lyceum – Villains: The Rest of the Story! 

Did you see the Villains exhibit or the evening performances?  Whether you did or not, experience an illustrated talk about these criminals and the outcome of their stories.  4 p.m. $5 (free to Nightmare cast).


Sunday, October 27 – Schiller’s Crafter’s Flea Market.

The Mill Museum is teaming up with Schiller’s Sewing Center to hold a one-day indoor crafter’s flea market. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Museum’s Dugan building. On-street parking available on Union Street. $10 to rent a table. $2 admission. To rent a table, contact Schiller’s Sewing Circle at SchillersOnTheWeb@gmail.com.


Monday, October 28 – Halloween-Themed Trivia

At Willimantic Brewing Co. (Willibrew Pub), 967 Main Street, Willimantic, CT – 8:00 p.m. Bring a team or join a team.  Gift card prizes – to benefit the Mill Museum.

Friday, November 1 – Mystery History Trivia and Spelling Bee

Popcorn provided, BYOB – 7:00 p.m. at the Mill Museum