Adding a new place to my "to visit" list... The Windham Textile and Industry Museum. Connecticut was an industrial state through much of the 19th century. As the Windham Textile and Industry Museum's website states, eastern Connecticut was involved in the textile industries, while western Connecticut made agricultural and mechanical implements. The Mill Museum traces life in one Connecticut mill. One section recreates the life of the elite. You can see what mill life was like in a Victorian mansion. Another demonstrates the mill worker's experience. Being from Connecticut after the mills vacated the state, I'd love to get a feel for what a worker's life might have been like.