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Massachusetts
Amesbury
Amesbury & Salisbury Mills Village Historic District
Address
Amesbury MA
Phone
Web Site http://www.ci.amesbury.ma.us/
Alt Web www.essexheritage.org/ames_sals_mills_vill.htm
Description Mill Yard, 9 mills from 1825-1872 along the Powow River & other nearby buildings
Type of Resource Historic District
Primary Focus: Industrial

Massachusetts
Amesbury
Lowell's Boat Shop
459 Main Street
Amesbury MA 01913
Phone 978 388-0162
Web Site http://www.lowellsboatshop.org/
Alt Web http://www.essexheritage.org/Lowells_boat_shop.htm
Description boat shop in continuous operation since 1793, open for tours and boat rentals
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus: Industrial
Era 1793

  Massachusetts
Arlington
Old Schwamb Mill
17 Mill Lane
Arlington MA 02476
Phone 781 643-0554
Web Site http://www.oldschwambmill.org/home.html
Description still-working belt driven machinery in water-powered mill 135+ years old
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Mill
Era 1860
New or Updated: 06/15/2003

Massachusetts
Boston
National Braille Press Factory Tour
88 St Stephen Street
Boston MA
Phone
Toll Free 888 965-8965
Web Site www.nbp.org
Description see how Braille books and magazines are produced
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus: Industrial
Industry Profession Publishing

Massachusetts
Brockton
Brockton Shoe Museum
Brockton Heritage Center
216 North Pearl Street
Brockton MA 02301
Phone
Web Site http://www.brocktonma.com/bhs/shoe.html
E-mail mailto:gerryb@brocktonma.com
Description history of American shoemaking with video, military footwear, celebrity shoe collection
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Collection N-Z Shoes

Massachusetts
Brookline
Watch it Made in the USA
124 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446
Phone 617 734-6184
Fax 617 734-1989
Web Site www.factorytour.com
E-mail mailto:info@factorytour.com
Description guide to manufacturing company tours, mostly promotes book of the same name, offers a few examples
Type of Resource Tourism Information
Primary Focus: Industrial
Nature of Group or Site Web Site

  MA
 
Dalton
 
Crane Museum
 
30 South Street
 
Dalton  MA  01226    
 
Phone  413 648-2600
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.berkshireweb.com/themap/dalton/museum.html
 
Description  History of papermaking by a paper company, housed in 1846 stone mill
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Industry /Profession  Papermaking
 
New or Updated:  08/11/2003

Massachusetts
Leominster
National Plastics Center & Museum
210 Lancaster Street
Leominster MA
Phone 978 537-9529
Web Site http://npcm.plastics.com
Description history, uses of plastic - recycling, classes and experiments
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial

 

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    MA
 
Lowell
 
American Textile History Museum
 
491 Dutton Street
 
Lowell  MA  01854    
 
Phone  978 441-0400
 
Web Site  www.athm.org
 
Alt Web  http://www.athm.org/sites/boston/bostonftp/athm/home.html
 
Description  history of the textile industry
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Labor
 
Industry /Profession  Textiles
 
Collection A-F  Costume
 
Collection G-M  Machinery
 
Collection N-Z  Tools
 
New or Updated:  10/26/2003

 

  MA

  Lawrence

  Lawrence Heritage State Park

  1 Jackson Street

  Lawrence  MA   01840    

  Phone   978 794-1655

  Web Site  http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/lwhp.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.essexheritage.org/lawrence_heritage.htm

  Description  restored boarding house with two floors of exhibits explains history town's mills  including 1912 Bread and Roses strike

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Labor

  New or Updated:    12/5/2005

  MA
 
Lowell
 
Lowell National Historical Park
 
67 Kirk Street
 
Lowell  MA  01852 
 
Phone  978 970-5000
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/lowe
 
E-mail  mailto:LOWE_Superintendent@nps.gov
 
Description  37 buildings of former mill center
 
Type of Resource  Historic District
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Building Type  Mill
 
Industry /Profession  Textiles
 
Collection G-M  Machinery
 
Collection N-Z  Tools
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era      1824-1908
 
New or Updated:  11/17/2003

 
  Massachusetts
North Andover
Museum of American Textile History
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover MA 01845
Phone 617 686-0191
Description textile manufacturing machinery, much of it operational, depicting industrial life
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus: Industrial
Industry Profession Textiles
Era 19th
 

  MA

  North Grafton

  Willard House and Clock Museum

  11 Willard Street

  North Grafton  MA  01536    

  Phone  508 839-3500

  Web Site  http://www.willardhouse.org/

  Description  clock making family home, with over 70 Willard clocks on display

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Collection  Clocks

  New or Updated:  4/24/2006


 
MA
 
Orleans
 
French Cable Station Museum in Orleans
 
41 South Orleans Rd
 
Orleans  MA  02653    
 
Phone  508 240-1735
 
Web Site  http://www.atlantic-cable.com/Article/FrenchCableStation/
 
Description  story of trans-Atlantic cable communications in building constructed for the        purpose
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Industry /Profession  Telecommunications
 
Era      1891
 
New or Updated:  09/30/2003

Massachusetts
Rowley
Winfrey's Fudge & Candy Factory Tour
Address
Rowley MA
Phone 978 948-7448
Web Site www.winfreys.com
Description
Type of Resource Tourist Attraction
Primary Focus: Industrial

  MA

  Sandwich

  Sandwich Glass Museum

  129 Main Street

  MAIL PO Box 103

  Sandwich  MA   02563    

  Phone  508 888-0251

  Web Site http://www.sandwichglassmuseum.org/

  Description  Mostly glassware from the Boston and Sandwich Company, lighting

                    gallery, color & chemistry

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Collection G-M   Glass

  Owner/Operator:  Sandwich Historical Society

  New or Updated:  7/2/2007

  MA
 
Saugus
 
Saugus Ironworks
 
244 Central Street
 
Saugus  MA  01906   
 
Phone  781 233-0050
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/sair/
 
Alt Web  mailto:SAIR_Iron_Works_House@nps.gov
 
Description  reconstructed ironworks complex with museum, model of the functioning                         plant, examples of iron based items
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Building Type  Mill
 
Era      1646-1668
 
New or Updated:  10/29/2003

  MA

  Waltham

  Charles River Museum of Industry

  154 Moody Street

  Waltham  MA   02453    

  Phone  781 893-5410

  Web Site http://www.crmi.org/index.htm

  E-mail  mailto:info@crmi.org

  Description  Lowell textiles, Waltham Watch Co, working vintage machinery

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Collection A-F  Clocks

  Collection G-M  Machinery

  New or Updated:  7/1/2006

  MA
 
Worcester
 
American Sanitary Plumbing Museum
 
39 Piedmont Street
 
Worcester   MA   01610    
 
Phone   508 754-9453
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.wbur.org/special/strangemuseums/plumbing.asp
 
Description  hundreds of fixtures and fittings, plus a library
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Collection N-Z  Plumbing
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:   2/2/2004

 
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