April Meeting and Program

Mark Your Calendars. Friday, April 25, 7:30pm April Meeting and Program Carla Bue, quilter , collector and quilt historian, will present a special program “Ancestral Threads: An Illustrated Lecture on a Collection of Family Quilts.” The program will be held in the Buchanan Auditorium at the Mansfield Public Libray (54 Warrenville Road). Her presentation will […]

November 2013 Newsletter

A successful summer and a busy fall/winter coming up at the museum. Check out all the upcoming events and news.

Biography of Shubael Conant Now Available

Mansfield’s First Citizen Speaker: The Honorable Shubael Conant, Esq. By Roberta K. Smith

O.S. Chaffee & Sons Silk Mill

Silk Mills of Mansfield

Mansfield Silk Company Mill, Gurleyville The large mill in this engraving was built c. 1800 by Ephraim Gurley for the production of steelyards and other iron tools. In 1827, the Mansfield Silk Company was founded and the Gurley mill was purchased for the new enterprise. This was the second silk mill in this country and […]