Textile museum serves up holiday fun

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Willimantic - posted Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Alon, age 4, watches as his mom helps him with a craft. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Alon, age 4, watches as his mom helps him with a craft. Photos by Melanie Savage.

This year, the annual gingerbread holiday workshop at the Windham Textile and History Museum was postponed for one week, due to the first major snowstorm of the season the weekend of Dec. 14. So on Dec. 21, children gathered in the main exhibit room of the museum to assemble gingerbread houses, decorate (and eat) gingerbread men, and make ornaments for their trees at home.

The event was part of the 2013 line-up of Kids Club activities. The event also marked the end of the 2013 season, with the museum remaining closed on weekends during the holidays and through the month of January.

The museum is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Feb. 1, with a new line-up of Kids Club activities planned. In the meantime, the Snow Ball, a major fundraiser for the museum, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Windham Town Hall’s Bruce Bellingham Ballroom. Beginning at 8 p.m., the Snow Ball is black-tie optional. This year’s theme is blizzards. Tickets are $60 per person. For reservations, contact the museum at 860-456-2178 or themillmuseum@gmail.com.

For more information about museum events, go to www.themillmuseum.org.


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