Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation The Charles River Museum celebrates the foundation of the American Industrial Revolution. Our venue is perfect for unforgettable events!
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Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. Hands on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to modern day, including the Boston Manufacturing Company, The Orient Bicycle and Metz Automobile, the Waltham Watch Factory and more. In addition to the core exhibits in the Main Gallery and Watch Gallery, the Museum also features two revolving exhibit spaces, changing anywhere from 3-6 months. To see what is on display now, visit our website: www.charlesrivermuseum.org Please park in the Waltham Municipal Parking Lot located off Pine Street (behind the Embassy Movie Theater).

05/18/2019

Huge thanks to Ian Roy and Hazal “H” Uzunkaya for leading a great “Drone 101” hands-on workshop at the Museum this morning! Micro racing drones, simulators, so much fun with new tech! #drone #drones #racingdrones #waltham @brandeisuniversity @brandeismakerlab @ianisroy #tinywhoop @tinywhoop

Sweet harmonies from Peter Mulvey and Mark Erelli.
05/10/2019

Sweet harmonies from Peter Mulvey and Mark Erelli.

It doesn't get much better than this. Peter Mulvey at the 2nd Shift Music Series.
05/10/2019

It doesn't get much better than this. Peter Mulvey at the 2nd Shift Music Series.

Drones are huge right now. Why? Because drones are fun! But they're also a great way to learn about engineering, physics...
05/10/2019
DRONE 101: Hands On with Micro Racing Drones

Drones are huge right now. Why?

Because drones are fun!

But they're also a great way to learn about engineering, physics, aerodynamics, and much more! Join us Saturday, May 18th for "Drone 101," a great, hands-on introduction to micro-racing-drone flying! SPACES ARE LIMITED, so sign up now. We know you'll come away hooked and wanting to learn more. How do we know?

Because drones are fun!

Drone 101: Hands On with Micro Racing Drones Availability limited to 10 participants This 2 hour introductory workshop is targeted at newcomers. We will start with an overview of the anatomy of a drone, how the parts work, where to buy them, and briefly overview possible uses with a focus on literac...

Save the Date: December 16, 2019 is the next Dickens Holiday Festival!Applications to vend and perform will be available...
05/08/2019

Save the Date: December 16, 2019 is the next Dickens Holiday Festival!

Applications to vend and perform will be available next month!

SAVE the DATE!
The Next Dickens Holiday Festival is on Sunday, December 15, 2019!

Applications to vend and perform will go out next month.

Oscar Stagnaro + Fabio Pirozzolo = Exquisite Jazz. #jazz #improvisationaljazz #innovation #live #livemusic #concert #mus...
05/03/2019

Oscar Stagnaro + Fabio Pirozzolo = Exquisite Jazz. #jazz #improvisationaljazz #innovation #live #livemusic #concert #museum #culture #waltham #industry #innovation

Tomorrow night's POETRY FUELS DEMOCRACY with poet Richard Blanco is SOLD OUT. While there is an online waitlist bit.ly/2...
04/30/2019
Poetry Fuels Democracy - CAMBRIDGE FORUM Live: Poet Richard Blanco

Tomorrow night's POETRY FUELS DEMOCRACY with poet Richard Blanco is SOLD OUT.

While there is an online waitlist bit.ly/2VbdVYO, there will be no tickets made available at the door.

Join CAMBRIDGE FORUM and Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation for a very special collaborative event at the Museum featuring former poet laureate Richard Blanco who will read and talk about his new book, How To Love A Country. The evening will begin with a wine reception at 6:00pm; the ev...

04/13/2019

JULIAN LOIDA performing his own
composition for prepared vibraphone.

You can see Julian perform as a duo alongside string harpist CHARLES OVERTON at the Boiler House Jazz Series on April 18th.

Tickets available online $15 bit.ly/2BjXZZ3 or $20 at the door

A Main Gallery full house at tonight’s @Waltham filmfactory screening of the Filene’s Basement documentary “Voices...
04/13/2019

A Main Gallery full house at tonight’s @Waltham filmfactory screening of the Filene’s Basement documentary “Voices from the Basement,” featuring first-hand remembrances from Boston icons Michael Dukakis, Mike Wallace, Susan Wornick, Smoki Bacon, and — pictured here — Boston Mayor Tom Menino. #Filenes #filenesbasement #shopping #film #filmmaking #documentary #documentaries #documentaryfilm #waltham #boston #nostalgia #bargain #bargainshopper #museum #industry #innovation @walthamfilmfactory

Currently on display at the Museum: 20 select paintings from Tanya Harsch's series titled "SEBBIE AND FRIENDS" .This exh...
04/12/2019

Currently on display at the Museum: 20 select paintings from Tanya Harsch's series titled "SEBBIE AND FRIENDS" .

This exhibition runs until June 30th and can be viewed during Museum visiting hours. Standard Museum admission applies.

Tonight's screening of VOICES FROM THE BASEMENT has SOLD OUT.There will be NO ticket sales at the door. We apologize for...
04/12/2019

Tonight's screening of VOICES FROM THE BASEMENT has SOLD OUT.

There will be NO ticket sales at the door. We apologize for any inconvenience.

April 18th BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Charles Overton - Julian Loida DuoTwo remarkable musicians, both of whom are well versed ...
04/12/2019
BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Charles Overton - Julian Loida Duo

April 18th BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Charles Overton - Julian Loida Duo

Two remarkable musicians, both of whom are well versed in the jazz world and the classical world, string harpist Charles Overton and vibraphonist Julian Loida.

Tickets: bit.ly/2BjXZZ3 $15 online, $20 at door

The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out. BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Charles Overton - Julian Loida Duo Boiler House Jazz presents two remarkable musicians, both of whom are well versed in....

Tomorrow night's screening of "Voices From the Basement" has SOLD OUT.
04/12/2019

Tomorrow night's screening of "Voices From the Basement" has SOLD OUT.

Can you imagine?...
04/12/2019

Can you imagine?...

Testing cars on the roof of the Fiat factory, 1929

Right here, right now: Susan Cattaneo and Renee Dupuis, part of our 2nd Shift Music Series. Exquisite!
04/12/2019

Right here, right now: Susan Cattaneo and Renee Dupuis, part of our 2nd Shift Music Series. Exquisite!

JUST THREE TICKETS LEFT!!!As of this posting!Film Screening VOICES FROM THE BASEMENT: The story of Filene's Basement  Ti...
04/12/2019
Film Screening VOICES FROM THE BASEMENT: The story of Filene's Basement

JUST THREE TICKETS LEFT!!!
As of this posting!

Film Screening VOICES FROM THE BASEMENT: The story of Filene's Basement

Tickets here: bit.ly/2Jt0mz7

Voices from the Basement Screening begins at 7:30, doors open 30 mins prior Film Screening with Filmmakers Michael Bavaro and Susan Edbril, PhD 110 years ago Edward and Lincoln Filene opened the doors to Filene’s Basement and started a retail phenomenon. No matter how you pronounce Filene’s, eve...

Currently on display: Sebbie - An Exhibition of Puppetry Paintings by Tanya Harsch20 select paintings from Tanya Harsch'...
04/10/2019

Currently on display: Sebbie - An Exhibition of Puppetry Paintings by Tanya Harsch

20 select paintings from Tanya Harsch's series Titled "Sebbie and Friends" will be on exhibition.

Paintings and postcards of this lovable childhood toy marionette will be for sale at the Museum.

04/10/2019
Pictures In History

Can you imagine working this way today?

How Bridges Were Constructed 100 Years Ago - Must See!

04/06/2019
Susan Cattaneo

We're so psyched for Susan Cattaneo this upcoming Thursday at the 2nd Shift Music Series.

Tix available here: bit.ly/2TmuMTS

Thursday April 11 I am thrilled to be playing an acoustic show in the beautiful Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham for the @2n2nd Shift Music Series! I will be accompanied by my sistah in song Renee Dupuis!!

Extraordinary improvisational jazz in the Boiler House tonight! #jazz #improvisation #improvise #innovate #innovation #l...
04/05/2019

Extraordinary improvisational jazz in the Boiler House tonight! #jazz #improvisation #improvise #innovate #innovation #livejazz #museum #industry #waltham #boston #massachusetts #armenia #armenian

04/04/2019
Susan Cattaneo

Thrilled to have the amazing Susan Cattaneo one week from tonight!

Tickets: bit.ly/2TmuMTS

Thursday April 11 I am thrilled to be playing an acoustic show in the beautiful Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham for the @2n2nd Shift Music Series! I will be accompanied by my sistah in song Renee Dupuis!!

Coming to BOILER HOUSE JAZZ -Yoron Israel-Martin Haroutunian Duo 4/4? Or ANY of our great upcoming shows? Enjoy DINNER &...
04/03/2019

Coming to BOILER HOUSE JAZZ -Yoron Israel-Martin Haroutunian Duo 4/4? Or ANY of our great upcoming shows? Enjoy DINNER & A SHOW w/one of our great participating area restaurants- Biagio Ristorante & Bar
Bison County Bistro781 or Charcoal Guido's !

DETAILS here: bit.ly/2v8jsDw

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of or 27th Annual FOOD WINE &CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL last night! Attendees, Wa...
03/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of or 27th Annual FOOD WINE &CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL last night! Attendees, Waltham restaurants, beer & wine purveyors, and our incredibly supportive sponsors and partners!

See you all again on March 26th, 2020!!!

Just two weeks away!
03/28/2019
2nd SHIFT Concert: SUSAN CATTANEO

Just two weeks away!

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. SUSAN CATTANEOsusancattaneo.com Singer/songwriter Susan Cattaneo’s creed is be “respectful of tradition, but not bound by it,” which sums up her music—and the entire Americana genre—perfectly. Cattaneo, a one-time member of the Box...

REMINDER for tonight's SOLD OUT Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival: There is NO Museum Visitor Parking at the Mill...
03/28/2019

REMINDER for tonight's SOLD OUT Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival: There is NO Museum Visitor Parking at the Mill where we are located. Please use public lots and parking.

Additional parking and special shuttle info has been emailed to all ticket purchasers. Please read carefully to make sure your visit tonight is as pleasant as possible!

A reminder to all that tomorrow night's event, the 27th Annual Food, Wine, & Craft Beer Festival, has SOLD OUT. If you h...
03/27/2019

A reminder to all that tomorrow night's event, the 27th Annual Food, Wine, & Craft Beer Festival, has SOLD OUT.

If you have not purchased tickets, they will NOT be available at the door. We apologize for any inconvenience.

03/26/2019
Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival

We can hardly wait! 🍢🍷🍻

A huge THANK YOU to the great restaurants anchoring the SOLD OUT 27th Annual Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival coming up this Thursday!

A reminder that tickets have SOLD OUT for the 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL!!We'll still be maki...
03/23/2019

A reminder that tickets have SOLD OUT for the 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL!!

We'll still be making posts to highlight and thank all the wonderful restaurants, breweries, and sponsors gracious enough to be supporting us this year

Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket! Your purchase helps keep the Museum running!

See you on the 28th!

So we've had our May 9th 2nd Shift Music Series concert listed as a TBA. We've known who it is, but had to keep it secre...
03/22/2019

So we've had our May 9th 2nd Shift Music Series concert listed as a TBA. We've known who it is, but had to keep it secret til the beginning of April...

We promise we won't be fooling on April First when we announce who it is. This will be one of the coolest shows of our hottest season yet!

03/22/2019

We are really excited to be featuring this group of great local craft brewers at next week's SOLD OUT Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival! - We are deeply grateful for their generous support!

Jeffrey Foucault, along with special guest Mark Erelli, enthralling the 2nd Shift Music Series crowd.
03/22/2019

Jeffrey Foucault, along with special guest Mark Erelli, enthralling the 2nd Shift Music Series crowd.

What a wonderful bonus!.... Jeffrey Foucault with special guest Mark Erelli! @americana @folk @folkmusic #live #concert ...
03/22/2019

What a wonderful bonus!.... Jeffrey Foucault with special guest Mark Erelli! @americana @folk @folkmusic #live #concert #museum #industry #innovation #arts #culture #waltham #boston 2nd Shift Music Series

Big shout out to Balani Waltham, one of the newest restaurants on Moody St., for their generous treat of delicious short...
03/22/2019

Big shout out to Balani Waltham, one of the newest restaurants on Moody St., for their generous treat of delicious short ribs and polenta for our audience to enjoy at tonight's 2nd Shift Music Series performance with Jeffrey Foucault!

THANKS, GUYS!!

The 2nd SHIFT Music Series on a high tonight with Jeffrey Foucault ! #folk #folkmusic #americana #livemusic #live #conce...
03/22/2019

The 2nd SHIFT Music Series on a high tonight with Jeffrey Foucault ! #folk #folkmusic #americana #livemusic #live #concert #museum #industry #innovation #nofilter #waltham @2ndshiftmusicseries

Our 27th annual Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival has SOLD OUT, but if you got your tickets, then here's what's i...
03/20/2019

Our 27th annual Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival has SOLD OUT, but if you got your tickets, then here's what's in store for you this year!!

The fine Waltham restaurants who will be joining us with samples of their great food are: Alba's Mediterranean Market and Bakery, Balani Waltham, Bison County, Bistro781, Brelundi, Brewer's Tap & Table, Brothers Marketplace - Waltham, Charcoal Guido's, The Chateau Italian Family Dining, The Federal, The Grill, Mediterranean Cuisine, Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe, Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream, Red Bird, Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Waltham High Culinary Arts, and Waltham Popcorn!

For beverages, we'll have the likes of Berkshire Brewing Company, Bradford Distillery, LLC, Castle Brands Europe, Hopsters Brewing Company, Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Lord Hobo Brewing Co, Mighty Squirrel, and Springdale Beer!

WHEW! We're looking forward to a great evening of food and drink, for sure! Thank you to all!

Tickets have SOLD OUT for the 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL!!Thank you to everyone who bought a ...
03/19/2019

Tickets have SOLD OUT for the 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL!!

Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket! We'll see you on the 28th!

One of Waltham’s great legacy makers was Charles Metz and his companies that made bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, ...
03/17/2019

One of Waltham’s great legacy makers was Charles Metz and his companies that made bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, and airplanes ...all IN Waltham, around the turn of the last century. - This image is the right-rear wheel of the 2007 Orient Buckboard on permanent loan to the Museum from the Gordon family, whose work and vision led directly to saving our home, the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, and to the creation of the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. #museum #industry #innovation #car #antiquecar #automobile #manufacturing #history

Tonight's Irish Dance Night has SOLD OUT.
03/15/2019

Tonight's Irish Dance Night has SOLD OUT.

So there a just a FEW TICKETS LEFT for our Vintage Irish Dance event tonight! Get them now because we expect this to sel...
03/15/2019
Vintage Irish Dance Night

So there a just a FEW TICKETS LEFT for our Vintage Irish Dance event tonight! Get them now because we expect this to sell out and they won't be additional available at the door!

Join us as we dance three 19th century Irish Ceili dances in the period setting of our 1901 Engine House. These are group pattern dances, with great names such as “The Walls of Limerick” and “The Waves of Tory”.

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day mill-style! Join us as we dance three 19th century Irish Ceili dances in the period setting of our 1901 Engine House. These are group pattern dances are fun and easy to learn. The dances, with great names such as “The Walls of Limerick” and “The Waves of Tory.....

A riveting duo performance by Do Yeon Kim and Joe Morris inaugurates the Spring 2019 Boiler House Jazz Series at the Cha...
03/15/2019

A riveting duo performance by Do Yeon Kim and Joe Morris inaugurates the Spring 2019 Boiler House Jazz Series at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation! #jazz #improvisation #improv #jazzimprov #duo #duos #livemusic #livejazz #concert #waltham #innovation #museum

TICKETS SELLING FAST!The 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL will definitely SELL OUT, so get your tic...
03/14/2019
27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

TICKETS SELLING FAST!
The 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL will definitely SELL OUT, so get your tickets now!

Back at the Charles River Museum on March 28th!

Tickets avail here: bit.ly/2TG5qAs

RETURNING TO THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM!It's Waltham's biggest celebration of its diverse area restaurants, Massachusetts' best breweries, and some great wine–The WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, now its 27th year, and returning to where it all began, The Charles River Museum of Industry &...

THIS THURSDAY! 3/14Tickets $15 online: bit.ly/2BjXNchOr $20 at the doorIt's our our debut BOILER HOUSE JAZZ performance:...
03/12/2019
BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Joe Morris–Do Yeon Kim duo

THIS THURSDAY! 3/14
Tickets $15 online: bit.ly/2BjXNch
Or $20 at the door
It's our our debut BOILER HOUSE JAZZ performance: Joe Morris (guitar)– DoYeon Kim (Korean gayageum)

Be prepared for rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, & moments where it is difficult to discern who is playing what.

The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out. BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Joe Morris–Do Yeon Kim duo It is with great pleasure to have the Boiler House Jazz Spring 2019 season opening event be...

03/11/2019

A huge thanks to The Chateau Restaurant for being Lead Sponsor of this year's 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL ! - The Chateau Italian Family Dining

Address

154 Moody St
Waltham, MA
02453

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:30 - 15:30
Friday 10:30 - 15:30
Saturday 10:30 - 14:30
Sunday 10:30 - 14:30

Telephone

(781) 893-5410

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