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Slater's Sheep Community Art Project

A public art project to support the Samuel Slater Experience.

Opening in Webster in Summer of 2021, the museum will bring to life the local history of the American Revolution with immersive exhibits, featuring hi-tech 4-D video motion and sound.

That history includes some of the country’s first woolen mills, established in Webster two hundred years ago.  That’s where the sheep come in.

About the Sheep

The sheep were fabricated by Nebraska-based company Icon Poly, which has provided sculptures for public art projects for more than 20 years

The Samuel Slater Experience logo will be printed on one side of the base; the name of the sponsor and artisit will be shown on a plaque on the opposite side.

Each sheep will be clear-coated for longevity and mounted on a concrete base. The sculpture weighs 30 pounds.

Each one of the Slater’s Sheep will be an original work of art. Local artists, professional and amateur, school art classes, painters of all kinds are invited to submit a design and descriptive name.

Artist names and designs will be provided to sponsor businesses, organizations, and individuals, who will select the artist to represent them. A stipend and payment toward the cost of materials will be provided.

For complete details, call Barbara Van Reed at 508.243.6392 or email 

Read Our Artist Agreement 
Read Icon Poly’s Suggestions for Artists

Samuel Slater Experience is a nonprofit organization.  We invite all members of the community to become sponsors: local businesses, civic organizations, professional associations, individuals and families.  All are invited to support the mission to educate local youth with a historically accurate recreation of the Webster area’s contribution to the American Industrial Revolution, brought to life with contemporary high-tech videography.

The Slater’s Sheep Community Art Project will bring these origins and your participation to our streets, shops, parks, and parking lots in a highly visible, entertaining way.

Contact Connie Gallant at or call 508.243.2543.

Read Our Letter To Prospective Sponsors
Read Our Sponsors Information & Commitment Document

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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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