Little Red Shop Museum

Little Red Shop Museum The Little Red Shop(1841) is the oldest industrial building in Hopedale, Mass., and symbolizes the beginnings of what became the largest textile loom manufacturing operation in the world, the Draper Corporation.
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The building is now a museum. Museum Openings - 2016
(open 1 - 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Sunday, January 10th
Sunday, February 7th
Sunday, March 6th
Sunday, April 3rd
Sunday, May 1st
Remaining dates for 2016 - TBA

Operating as usual

11/30/2019

The Little Red Shop Museum is open today, Saturday November 30th, from 10 - 2 p.m. for your shopping convenience. 🀣

The Little Red Shop Museum will be open this Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. Yes, we have air conditioning.  😊
07/20/2019

The Little Red Shop Museum will be open this Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. Yes, we have air conditioning. 😊

LIST: 6 facts about Hopedale on its birthday
04/09/2019
LIST: 6 facts about Hopedale on its birthday

LIST: 6 facts about Hopedale on its birthday

Hopedale was incorporated on April 7, 1886. Here are a few of the historical and statistical highlights of this 5-square-mile town in in Worcester County. (Compiled by Daily News Correspondent/ Phil McMullin)

Drop by the Little Red Shop Museum this Sunday, February 24th from 1 - 4 p.m. for another opportunity to meet some of ou...
02/23/2019

Drop by the Little Red Shop Museum this Sunday, February 24th from 1 - 4 p.m. for another opportunity to meet some of our new volunteers and newest members of the Hopedale Historical Commission.

02/08/2019

Get out and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine as we get one day closer to springtime, now less than 6 weeks away. Drop by the Little Red Shop Museum this Sunday, February 10th from 1 - 4 p.m. for an opportunity to meet some of our new volunteers and newest members of the Hopedale Historical Commission.

For those who have asked, yes, we have a new item. Quantities are limited though as several were sold during the Winter ...
12/15/2018

For those who have asked, yes, we have a new item. Quantities are limited though as several were sold during the Winter Stroll on December 1st. The price is $15 each.

Drop on in to shop for your holiday gifts. 😊 Stop to visit and share in some holiday cheer.
12/14/2018

Drop on in to shop for your holiday gifts. 😊 Stop to visit and share in some holiday cheer.

Looking forward to this wonderful community event - 8 years strong!!  Be sure to visit us for some great local HOPEDALE ...
12/01/2018

Looking forward to this wonderful community event - 8 years strong!! Be sure to visit us for some great local HOPEDALE shopping in our Museum Gift Shoppe, shop local vendors and crafters, share some good old holiday cheer with our volunteers, and yes, be sure to come try our Little Red Shop Cocoa during this very first Hopedale Downtown Winter Stroll Cocoa Crawl from 4 - 6 p.m. Happy Holidays All!

A few sneak peeks of just some of our awesome vendors setting up in the Draper Gym for the 8th annual Hopedale Downtown Winter & Community Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st!!! Come on down noon - 7pm!

This Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., is the first of 4 dates that the Museum will be open for the remainder of 2018.  We are pl...
11/02/2018

This Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., is the first of 4 dates that the Museum will be open for the remainder of 2018. We are pleased to announce that, new this year, the Museum will be open the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 1-4 p.m. Other dates include Saturday, December 1st from Noon - 7 p.m. during Hopedale's Downtown Winter Stroll and Community Tree Lighting, and on Sunday, December 16th from 1-4 p.m. for our Annual Holiday Open House. We look forward to your visit.πŸ™‚

The Museum will be open on Saturday, November 3rd from 1-4 p.m.

The Museum will be open on Saturday, November 3rd from 1-4 p.m.
11/02/2018

The Museum will be open on Saturday, November 3rd from 1-4 p.m.

Let's think cool . . . cooler than today, for sure. How about "frozen?" πŸ™‚  ❄ β˜ƒοΈ πŸ›· β›Έ
09/26/2018

Let's think cool . . . cooler than today, for sure. How about "frozen?" πŸ™‚ ❄ β˜ƒοΈ πŸ›· β›Έ

Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc
09/26/2018
Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc

Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc

In recognition of National Sewing Month, the The Hopedale Women's History Project is featured by the National Heritage Areas for its research into the Hopedale Women's Sewing Circle.

If you'd like to participate in the research, we have a volunteer meeting in Hopedale at the Little Red Shop Museum on September 27.

There will also be a Skills Workshop on November 19 on interviewing skills led by local personal historian Marjorie Turner Kuhl Hollman.

Please RSVP to [email protected].

Please consider making a donation. πŸ‘πŸ‘
09/24/2018

Please consider making a donation. πŸ‘πŸ‘

β€œRe-Cover Hope Plaza” Fund
The 16 year old top tent cover for the Hope Plaza needs to be replaced! We are seeking donations to help defray the cost of the $5,000 Aqualon tent cover. The statue and plaza are carved from Carrara marble, a soft marble often used for indoor statuary. Most damage to finely carved marble statues in the New England climate come from the winter freeze-thaw cycle, so we need to keep our lovely lady and plaza covered in the winter.
Donations to the Friends of the Hopedale Library will be used to help β€œRe-Cover Hope Plaza”.
We have a Donation Jar on the Circulation Desk at the library, or checks can be made to the Friends of the Hopedale Library. Please indicate on the Memo line: Re-Cover Hope fund.
The library address is 50 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
Thanks for your help!

05/15/2018
Hopedale Local History

Hopedale Local History

Proposed Local Historic Districts Public Hearing tonight. Draper Room at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Rescheduled to the rain date . . .
04/29/2018

Rescheduled to the rain date . . .

04/29/2018

Today's walking tour of the proposed Hopedale Center Local Historic District has been rescheduled to the planned rain date, next Sunday, May 6th. Meet in front of the Bancroft Memorial Library, 50 Hopedale Street, at 1 p.m. Learn more about Hopedale's multiple proposed local historic districts.

Please join the Local Historic District Study Committee for this walking tour. Learn more about the proposed local histo...
04/26/2018

Please join the Local Historic District Study Committee for this walking tour. Learn more about the proposed local historic districts coming before voters at the upcoming Town Meeting on May 22nd.

02/26/2018
Little Red Shop Museum

Little Red Shop Museum

The Hopedale Local Historic District Study Committee will be holding its second informational meeting tonight, Monday, February 26th, at the Little Red Shop Museum, 12 Hopedale Street. There will be two sessions, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. To find out more information on this meeting, or on the Local Historic District Study Committee, feel free to email us or message us on Facebook.

01/26/2018

The next set of scheduled Hopedale Local Historic District informational Meetings is Monday, February 26th, with a snow date of February 28th. Once again, there will be two sessions - the first at 5:00 p.m., the second at 6:30 p.m. They will be held at the Little Red Shop Museum. Visit the Local Historic District Study Committee webpage on the Town of Hopedale website for more information. Agendas and meeting minutes are posted on the webpage as well as lots more information.

Today's the day . . . the Oral History Training Workshop led by NPS Park Ranger Josh Bell.  It is being held at the Litt...
01/10/2018

Today's the day . . . the Oral History Training Workshop led by NPS Park Ranger Josh Bell. It is being held at the Little Red Shop Museum beginning at 6:30 p.m. Looking forward to gaining the skills for yet another way to "preserve our history together!" Personal histories offer yet another means of preserving unique perspectives of life in "days gone by." πŸ™‚

If you've ever wanted to interview someone in your family about their life, but weren't sure what to begin, we've got good news. Park Ranger Josh Bell will be offering an Oral History Training at the Little Red Shop Museum, at 12 Hopedale street, Hopedale, MA from 6:30 to 8PM on January 10th. He'll cover topics like what is an oral history, crafting questions, what you need, and what what to do with the histories once you have them. Audience participation is encouraged.

This training is part of a Skills Building Workshop Series offered by the park and Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.

If the weather doesn't cooperate, the training will be held on January 17th. For more information, please email Suzanne Buchanan at [email protected] or call 508-234-4242.

Might you be interested in helping to preserve local or personal history? Might you like to gain a new skill or perhaps ...
01/05/2018

Might you be interested in helping to preserve local or personal history? Might you like to gain a new skill or perhaps review and refresh those skills most helpful for conducting a successful oral history interview? Park Ranger Josh Bell is offering an Oral History Skills Building Workshop at the Little Red Shop Museum this coming Wednesday evening, January 10th. Please see the details below.πŸ™‚

If you've ever wanted to interview someone in your family about their life, but weren't sure what to begin, we've got good news. Park Ranger Josh Bell will be offering an Oral History Training at the Little Red Shop Museum, at 12 Hopedale street, Hopedale, MA from 6:30 to 8PM on January 10th. He'll cover topics like what is an oral history, crafting questions, what you need, and what what to do with the histories once you have them. Audience participation is encouraged.

This training is part of a Skills Building Workshop Series offered by the park and Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.

If the weather doesn't cooperate, the training will be held on January 17th. For more information, please email Suzanne Buchanan at [email protected]eCorridor.org or call 508-234-4242.

The preservation of local history through well-conducted oral history interviews is an invaluable way to preserve the pe...
12/16/2017

The preservation of local history through well-conducted oral history interviews is an invaluable way to preserve the personal accounts and memories of countless individuals for generations to come. We have just the opportunity for you to gain or refine the skills to conduct such interviews at an upcoming Oral History Training at the Little Red Shop Museum on Wednesday evening, January 10, 2018. Please see the details below. We look forward to you joining us for this wonderful training opportunity.

Little Red Shop Museum's cover photo
12/16/2017

Little Red Shop Museum's cover photo

The BIG DAY is here!!  Hope to see you out and about Hopedale - especially at our historic Little Red Shop Museum. πŸ™‚
12/02/2017

The BIG DAY is here!! Hope to see you out and about Hopedale - especially at our historic Little Red Shop Museum. πŸ™‚

Here you go friends, share away!

This promises to be an amazing event!  So many wonderful things to experience - entertainment, shopping, fun with friend...
11/28/2017

This promises to be an amazing event! So many wonderful things to experience - entertainment, shopping, fun with friends and Frozen characters; so many new and unique opportunities to share in lots of holiday cheer for all. Check out the information below for lots of details. You won't want to miss this!πŸ™‚

Here you go friends, share away!

Shop the Little Red Shop Museum Gift Shop during the Hopedale Downtown Winter Stroll on December 2nd 2 - 6pm!
11/21/2017

Shop the Little Red Shop Museum Gift Shop during the Hopedale Downtown Winter Stroll on December 2nd 2 - 6pm!

11/16/2017
With Veteran's Day coming this next weekend, the Museum is hosting a timely presentation about William F. Draper, Hopeda...
11/07/2017
Hopedale presentation brushes WWII history to life

With Veteran's Day coming this next weekend, the Museum is hosting a timely presentation about William F. Draper, Hopedale native and accomplished WWII naval combat artist, Wednesday evening November 8th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. An article appearing in last Thursday's Milford Daily News contains more information about the artist and our guest speaker Joshua Bell, a National Park Service Ranger. We hope that you will join us for this program, "Brushes with War," as we honor and remember our Veterans.

HOPEDALE - With the strokes of his brush and the colors on his palette, William F. Draper captured the scenes of World War II that played out before him.

All aboard . . . hope to see some of our "friends" tomorrow evening at the Little Red Shop Museum.
11/06/2017

All aboard . . . hope to see some of our "friends" tomorrow evening at the Little Red Shop Museum.

Here's a wonderful opportunity to learn more about volunteering at the Little Red Shop Museum and other locations and events throughout the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. πŸ™‚

Here's a wonderful opportunity to learn more about volunteering at the Little Red Shop Museum and other locations and ev...
10/26/2017

Here's a wonderful opportunity to learn more about volunteering at the Little Red Shop Museum and other locations and events throughout the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. πŸ™‚

Look what's happening in Hopedale this coming Sunday!
09/22/2017

Look what's happening in Hopedale this coming Sunday!

Here's a look at an upcoming event at the Little Red Shop Museum.  We look forward to seeing you.
09/04/2017

Here's a look at an upcoming event at the Little Red Shop Museum. We look forward to seeing you.

The Little Red Shop Museum has proudly hosted this event since 2010.  Please join us for this wonderful tradition.
06/13/2017

The Little Red Shop Museum has proudly hosted this event since 2010. Please join us for this wonderful tradition.

Look for the mini Little Red Shop Museum at the Hopedale Fairy Walk on June 10th!
06/04/2017

Look for the mini Little Red Shop Museum at the Hopedale Fairy Walk on June 10th!

Whole Foods Market & Milford Federal Savings & Loan Association

05/23/2017

Happy Birthday to the curator of the Little Red Shop Museum! Happy Birthday Sue Ciaramicoli !

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12 Hopedale St
Hopedale, MA
01747

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Mailing address for the Little Red Shop Museum: Volunteer Curator Little Red Shop Museum Post Office Box 7 Hopedale, MA 01747-0007 (508) 341-8160 Please leave voicemail message for Volunteer Curator

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The Little Red Shop Museum is open until 4pm today for your shopping convenience... come on down!!
Looking forward to this wonderful annual holiday happening. Visit the Museum and holiday shop too! 😊
The BIG DAY is here!! Hope to see you out and about Hopedale - especially at the Little Red Shop Museum! Lots of fun things to see and do. Checkout the different featured activities below.πŸ™‚