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SSE to host Open House for Dudley residents

Visitors to the Samuel Slater Experience in Webster enjoy a tour of the museum, which is open Friday and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. Private tours and events are also available.

Samuel Slater Experience, Webster’s museum dedicated to the “Father of the American Industrial Revolution,” will host an Open House for residents of neighboring Dudley on Sunday, January 29, from noon to 4 p.m. 
“We have been open for nearly a year and have had many visitors from Dudley. We now want to invite our neighbors who have not had a chance to tour the museum to come to our Dudley Open House Day with free admission for two people,” said Barbara Van Reed, museum director. Proof of residency is required. 
Described as “Disney-like,” the Samuel Slater Experience employs state-of-the- art 4-D digital technology to tell the story of Samuel Slater and covers two time periods: the early 1800s and the early 1900s.
The museum is both educational and entertaining, encouraging visitors to experience history in a new, immersive way as they climb aboard the ship that carried Samuel Slater to America, learn about life in the early 1800s with interactive exhibits and ride a trolley through downtown Webster a century later.  
Visitors should plan for an hour to an hour-and-a-half to tour the museum. Self-guided tours begin every eight minutes. The last admission is at 3:00 p.m.  
Samuel Slater Experience is located in the former National Guard Armory at 31 Ray Street, Webster, Massachusetts, and open to the public year-round. Year-round daily schedule: Fridays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m. The museum is also available for group tours and events.  
For more information and tickets, visit, email [email protected] or call 508-461-2955.