Help to ensure that our resources remain available to promote appreciation and understanding of our history and heritage. Your contribution funds preservation and expansion of our collection as well as supporting our educational outreach to students, educators, and the public. You can make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal today.
Purchase Museum Merchandise
The Museum has created apparel, tote bags, shop aprons and other items. These may be purchased and ordered directly from Silverscreens Designs - a Greenfield-based company. A percentage of all sales goes directly to the Museum. The selection varies as we add items and options. Shipping times are generally two weeks unless we are running a specific promotion.
The Museum welcomes anyone who is interested in local industrial history. Everyone involved is a volunteer and we are always in need of assistance with all aspects of running the Museum. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please Contact us.
Contribute to Our Collection
Important local history still exists, yet remains undiscovered. Any home with old family photos might have rare pieces of the incomplete jigsaw puzzle of history! We welcome inspections of old media which may hold local history, and are happy to share what we know.
Nobody need part with precious family heirlooms!We welcome donations but may be just as happy for the opportunity to produce digital copies of privately loaned materials. We return loans often cleaned and conserved better than received, and the owner is provided with a digital copy of our efforts.
Lost history certainly exists as written materials, but there is also photography (including movie films) and sound recordings. These first analog witnesses of time were created over the 1800s and 1900s. Instead of just printing ink on paper, antique media relied on chemistry. All of our photographs, home movies, sound recordings, and other media eventually disintegrate with time. Home movies were first available in 1921, yet few home movies still exist that were made before 1950. The younger films will also age and crumble. Tell us if you think you have history to save!