New Director at Machine Tool Museum.The American Precision Museum American Precision Museum is located at 196 Main Street, Windsor, Vermont in a building which was once home to the Robbins & Lawrence Armory company. The museum is home to the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the United States. , which opens for its summer season on Memorial Day, has hired Matthew White Matthew (or Matt) White is the name of several people:
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The BMI galleries recreate parts of a cannery, a garment loft from 1900, a machine shop from 1900, a print shop, Dr. .
White succeed Pamela Day, who came in as museum director in January 1999 and resigned after several months.
The American Precision Museum is housed in a registered National Historic Landmark A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, district, site, structure, or object, almost always within the United States, officially recognized by the United States government for its historical significance. in eastern Vermont that was home to the 1850s Robbins & Lawrence armory, which completed the U.S.'s first export of machine tools (to the Enfield, England, armory). The building, deeded to the museum organization in 1966, is structurally very sound but in need of restoration. At a quarterly trustees meeting last week, chairman Suzanne Richardson launched a planning process to chart the course of renovation and to develop a blueprint for reorganizing space for exhibits.
The museum's extensive holdings, with machines ranging from early Pratt & Whitney shapers to Joseph R. Brown's original cylindrical grinding machine, have also been registered collectively as a National Historic Landmark.
American Precision Museum, Windsor, Vt. 802-674-5781.