Joseph Allen Skinner Museum

Skinner Museum

The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum on Woodbridge Street is housed in a group of buildings that include a mid-nineteenth-century Congregational church moved to this site from the town of Prescott. The former church houses a diverse collection of Early American furnishings and decorative arts, shells, and minerals that were collected by Joseph Allen Skinner, a local manufacturer and philanthropist.

A one-room schoolhouse contains displays of American birds and ethnographic artifacts. The Skinner Museum, which is administered by the art museum, is open to the public without charge on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from May through October. The Skinner Museum was created in 1939 and was donated to the College in 1946.