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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

"I originally became engaged with the American Precision Museum just over 6 years ago. Approximately 3 years ago I was asked to join the board, and since then have assisted in forming a dedicated education committee. I am so excited to chair our education committee, working with some of the greatest workforce development leaders in our industry. We are poised to make amazing things happen not just in New England, but beyond. We have some of the most innovative leaders in our space joining forces on our committee to create dynamic learning opportunities that highlight the history of manufacturing, the ingenuity of our early entrepreneurs and link that to timely STEM topics for students, all while interweaving the amazing prosperous career pathways in manufacturing. We are truly poised to make magic happen moving forward, and cannot wait to join forces with more companies committed to inspiring the workforce of tomorrow."

Toni Neary (Morris Group - Haas Division)

"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

Our January-February pop-up exhibit is now live! ⚙ You’ll see examples of mechanical principles in the machines that were modified, utilized, and refined to achieve the successes of the industrial revolution and modern applications of science and technology. 🧐 Let’s move, turn, and explore these Marvelous Mechanisms and ponder how they work, what principles of mechanics they apply, and how the innovations drove industry. Get ready for a truly interactive experience that’ll leave you thinking about just how much we’ve been able to achieve through ingenuity and adaptation!

If you can't visit the museum, check out our blog post about the exhibit via the link in our bio.

#machines #mechanical #mechanicalengineer #mechanicalengineering #mechanicaldesign #newexhibit #popup #popupevent

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Meet Molly! Molly is our new education specialist. Ten years ago Molly worked as an intern at the museum demonstrating on the historic machines and interacting with visitors. She went on to get a degree in English and Philosophy and taught in public and private schools for a number of years before coming back to teach in Vermont at the start of the pandemic.

In an unexpected turn of events she found herself back at the museum, this time to work as an educator, bringing STEM education to local schools. She initially visited the museum with family and considered volunteering but when she realized there was a career opportunity here she knew she had to take it.

When not at the museum she enjoys sewing and pattern design, singing and playing the violin, and tinkering with mechanical watches. She also speaks a little French which comes in handy with visitors and any time she needs to order food in France.

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Help us fulfill our mission for future generations! Donations make up 86% of our income, so we quite literally couldn’t do it without you. As we enter 2023, we hope you join us for an exciting new year full of inspiration for the next generation of innovators!

Support the mission at the link in bio.

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