We engage audiences in the stories of human ingenuity through the lens of manufacturing —learning from yesterday, exploring today, and imagining tomorrow.

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Honoring the People of Manufacturing

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"Thank you for your important work. The more I read, the more my jaw drops by what I learn of the Windsor Armory, and the town of Windsor, too."

January 25, 2022

"Working at the American Precision Museum opened the door for me to talk to many professionals from the Manufacturing and Engineering fields. These insightful conversations helped me narrow down my career goals and focus my career path within Manufacturing as I went off to college. My time at APM prepared me to enter the workforce with first-hand knowledge and a network of contacts that will serve me well in the years to come."

-Paul, Intern

"Gracious, informative, and enjoyable.... We were last at the museum over 20 years ago when it was already impressive to manufacturing history fans like us, but you have made it relevant to a far broader, younger, and diversified audience."

Jeff T, June 2021

"I took my class here 'virtually' on a field trip. It was so cool to share the birth of modern manufacturing with my students. It's a fascinating place for anyone interested in making things."

Google Review, Feb 21

"The American Precision Museum is not (just) for Gear-Heads. ...I'm not a machinist, but wish every family could visit this, one of the few demonstrations of the underpinnings of the prosperity manufacturing created."

TripAdvisor, March 2020

"Thoroughly enjoyable and informative; I also appreciated how warmly children were received. Thank you!"

September 2, 2020

"Celebrations of inventions and past accomplishments, elements of generations of smart and determined people should serve as a reminder of the current and next generations of what can be accomplished if you research and work hard."

August 4, 2020

"A very unique museum that was very thought provoking. We enjoyed our time here. Thank you!"

July 3, 2020

"This place is amazing! STEM education is here to stay! Bringing ideas back to our Tech-Engineering and Math Classrooms!"

Paul & Betsy | Holden, MA

"Very educational and informative! I learned quite a bit about the history and processes of machining and manufacturing of products that helped shape America."

Frank | Charlotte, NC

"Engineering, history, economy. Real people stories, fun shopping… all in one place! Amazing! Thank you!"

Richard  |  Ontario, Canada

"My Dad worked at Cone Automatic for 42 years. I now have a better idea about what Precision Valley has meant to the history of machine manufacturing…wonderful display."

Tom | Spofford, NH

Still scratching your head over what to get Dad for Father's Day?
We've got the perfect gift idea for the dads out there who love to mix history, engineering, and art! Photography prints of the American Precision Museum machine collection snapped by the talented folks over at the Photography Cafe from the @centerfortheartsnh are available for purchase until June 13. 

A treat for the eyes and a journey into the past, all rolled into one! These unique prints capture the rich history and intricate details of classic machines that have made America what it is today. A truly unique and thoughtful gift that's bound to put a smile on Dad's face this Father's Day! 🥰

#FathersDayGifts #PhotographyPrints #AmericanPrecisionMuseum #PhotographyCafe

Still scratching your head over what to get Dad for Father`s Day?
We`ve got the perfect gift idea for the dads out there who love to mix history, engineering, and art! Photography prints of the American Precision Museum machine collection snapped by the talented folks over at the Photography Cafe from the @centerfortheartsnh are available for purchase until June 13.

A treat for the eyes and a journey into the past, all rolled into one! These unique prints capture the rich history and intricate details of classic machines that have made America what it is today. A truly unique and thoughtful gift that`s bound to put a smile on Dad`s face this Father`s Day! 🥰

#FathersDayGifts #PhotographyPrints #AmericanPrecisionMuseum #PhotographyCafe
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Just a few days left to join, renew, or upgrade as a Friend level museum member to receive this limited edition "I Love Machines" shirt. 12 shirts have already been claimed. Click the link in bio to get yours.

In addition to this really cool shirt, Friends receive:
🎟 unlimited admission
🧐 unlimited Behind-the-Scenes tours
🏛 The North American Reciprocal Museum Association membership
👯‍♀️ 2 free guest passes to bring friends along
📆 free admission to special events
🥰 our never-ending appreciation!

Memberships to the American Precision Museum help sustain the museum, allow us to create new programming, and give visitors the best experience possible!

Just a few days left to join, renew, or upgrade as a Friend level museum member to receive this limited edition "I Love Machines" shirt. 12 shirts have already been claimed. Click the link in bio to get yours.

In addition to this really cool shirt, Friends receive:
🎟 unlimited admission
🧐 unlimited Behind-the-Scenes tours
🏛 The North American Reciprocal Museum Association membership
👯‍♀️ 2 free guest passes to bring friends along
📆 free admission to special events
🥰 our never-ending appreciation!

Memberships to the American Precision Museum help sustain the museum, allow us to create new programming, and give visitors the best experience possible!
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Manufacturing Spotlight:

My name is Travis Putnam. I am a machine operator at New Hampshire Industries (NHI) in Claremont, NH, where we produce and assemble pulleys for outdoor powered equipment like lawnmowers and aggregate conveyor products that are being used in the newest season of Gold Rush.

I work in the Split Steel Department, where we use a unique splitting machine that utilizes a combination of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and motion controllers to split a flat “blank” of steel of either 1/8”, 3/16”, or ¾” thickness to make a fully formed pulley.

When the younger generation thinks of a career in manufacturing, they should envision an occupation that is in constant innovation in producing a multitude of different products for everyone to utilize and enjoy. It’s how we make the things we use in our everyday life and their own ideas could very well impact how we make things in the future.

#ManufacturingCareers #ilikemachines

Manufacturing Spotlight:

My name is Travis Putnam. I am a machine operator at New Hampshire Industries (NHI) in Claremont, NH, where we produce and assemble pulleys for outdoor powered equipment like lawnmowers and aggregate conveyor products that are being used in the newest season of Gold Rush.

I work in the Split Steel Department, where we use a unique splitting machine that utilizes a combination of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and motion controllers to split a flat “blank” of steel of either 1/8”, 3/16”, or ¾” thickness to make a fully formed pulley.

When the younger generation thinks of a career in manufacturing, they should envision an occupation that is in constant innovation in producing a multitude of different products for everyone to utilize and enjoy. It’s how we make the things we use in our everyday life and their own ideas could very well impact how we make things in the future.

#ManufacturingCareers #ilikemachines
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