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Eli Whitney Museum

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The Eli Whitney Museum was established in 1979 as a not-for-profit historic site and educational organization. The Museum preserves the site on which Whitney constructed the first American factory in 1798. Members govern the Museum. An end-gable Barn that Whitney designed in 1816 and the beauty of the fall of water recall the ingenuity and balance that made Whitneyville an American icon. The Museum celebrates the Whitney tradition of learning by experiment. The Museum designs, produces and teaches projects that engage hands, eyes and minds… projects that blend art, science and invention. Each year students and apprentices construct more than 70,000 projects in the Museum’s eight teaching studios and in the programs that cross Connecticut. In scope and scale, the Museum’s programs are unrivaled.

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