Weaving our industrial and cultural past with what matters to our community today.
The Mill Museum is an important resource for educators and students, a value to the community, and a substantial contribution to documenting the industrial and cultural history of Vermont. We strive to be a social anchor in the community, foster community well-being, and be purposeful in our inclusion and collaboration with the diverse local population.
Its inception in 1998 was a time when many former mill workers were still alive, able to contribute their tools and other artifacts, and to share their stories. Today, through collaborative and enriching programming, we connect our heritage to current issues and the interests of our diverse community.
Exhibits include artifacts, a wool to cloth video, a working transfer of waterpower model, photographs and descriptive panels with stories of mill workers, mill owners and mill community life that preserve the history of the Winooski Falls mill era, 1839-1954. Descriptive labels, some in French and English, include former workers' anecdotes.
Information and support have come from the Chace Mill, Woolen Mill, City of Winooski, Winooski Historical Society, Saint Francis-Xavier and Winooski public schools, Winooski One Hydroelectric Station, PCC, and community members.