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Educators invited to tour the Samuel Slater Experience museum for free during October

A Lewis Hine photo, calling attention to child labor in the nation’s mills in the 1800s.

Massachusetts educators are invited to visit the Samuel Slater Experience museum in Webster with no admission charge during the month of October.
 The history museum opened last year to tell the story of Samuel Slater and his impact on the American Industrial Revolution. It explores technological innovation, the economics of child labor, mill communities, education, immigration, and industrialization as colonial life moved from the farms to towns.
 The museum uses multimedia technology with immersive video and interactive exhibits to create a unique experience that is both educational and entertaining.
 Teachers, curriculum developers and administrative staff are all welcome to tour the museum and speak with staff about school field trips, logistics, and transportation funding,
 Regular museum open hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum will also be open on Monday, October 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other touring times can be arranged. 
 For more information, email [email protected] or call 508-461-2955. Samuel Slater Experience is located at 31 Ray St., Webster.