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November 2022 Newsletter

Featured image: Historian and pianist Richard Hughes exchanges banter with director Barbara Van Reed during Night at the Museum: Silent Movies with Richard Hughes.

Extra, Extra, Read all About it! SSE in the Press

As our sheep make their way out on the town and we continue to host various programs, we have been featured in regional publications. 

On October 10, Slater’s sheep were featured in a piece by Craig Semon on the front page of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Local musicians, Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, were featured in Worcester Magazine on October 11 in anticipation of their performance at Samuel Slater Experience.

Recent Events and Group Visits

Night at the Museum: Music with Mark and Raianne
Thank you to everyone who came to hear Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and band play at the museum on October 14. It was an amazing night. As shout-out to Andy’s Neighborhood Canteen for supplying a great cash bar too.

Webster Dudley Business Alliance Annual Meeting
On October 19, the Webster Dudley Business Alliance hosted their annual meeting here. We were honored to receive recognition for being the hosting organization for the second year in a row. The evening also featured delicious food from Big Belly Cafe, beverages from Marty’s of Dudley, and a presentation from Wellness Within.

Slatersville Visit
On October 30, members of the Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village production team, along with friends and two descendants of Samuel Slater: Cindy Bartlett Day and Sally McInnis. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Slatersville, a program jam-packed with Slater family history.

The Last Green Valley Anniversary Breakfast
The Last Green Valley held their Anniversary Breakfast here on November 2. The Board of Directors and staff celebrated 28 years of the heritage corridor’s existence and brainstormed on what to do to preserve it for the next 28.

Night at the Museum: Silent Movies with Richard Hughes
November 4 was a night of suspense, adventure, drama, romance, and comedy. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Night at the Museum: Silent Movies with Richard Hughes. It was fun watching the antics of Chaplin and Keaton.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Slater

Except, not Samuel, more likely his son George or Horatio Nelson. Christmas in the United States did not become popular until the 1850s, almost 30 years after Samuel Slater’s death. (Read more about the onset of popular Christmas traditions here.)

However, Christmas was hopping in the 1915s, which is why we are excited to welcome you all for our first official holiday season at Samuel Slater Experience. Check out below our list of holiday events and hours.

November 25-27, usual hours. We are open. Stop by on the 27th and partake in Museum Store Sunday.

December 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Photos with Santa. Come take a photo with Santa on the trolley. Regular admission prices, receive a free sticker of your photo.

December 4, usual hours. Welcome Webster Holiday Open House. Webster residents, bring your I.D. to visit the museum for free. (One person per I.D. please.)

December 19-22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gift Shop Open. Need a last-minute holiday gift? Our gift shop and box office will be open for all your gifting needs. Stop by to purchase gift cards, memberships, or something special from our gift shop. Note: Exhibits and walkthroughs will not be available during these days.


December 27-29, 10 a.m. –  4 p.m. Christmas Vacation Hours. Looking for something to do with the children while on school vacation? Have an out of town guest over? Come visit us during our special holiday hours. Last admission is at 3 p.m.

December 23-25, 30-31, and January 1: we will be CLOSED on these days.

31 Ray Street
Webster, MA 01570


Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.

Latest Admission is 3 p.m.

Average tour time: 1.5 hours

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