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American Precision Museum

196 Main Street
Windsor, Vermont

Phone: 802-674-5781

Statement of Purpose:

The American Precision Museum is the national center for the collection, preservation and the interpretation of the history of precision manufacturing.

Our mission is to enhance public understanding of the importance of precision manufacturing, the ingenuity and entreneurial spirit which drive it, and its effect on our everyday lives.


Housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop, built in 1847, the Museum boasts the largest collection of historic machine tools in the nation.

Special exhibitions include the return of MAXFIELD PARRISH: MACHINIST, ARTISAN, ARTIST and for the 1996 season, THE CUTTING EDGE: MACHINES THAT SHAPE OUR WORLD.

Visitors will see a working 1850s machine shop and learn how interchangeable parts were perfected by Robbins & Lawrence with the manufacture of guns.

Art lovers will delight in our look at the works and accomplishments of Maxfield Parrish. The Parrish exhibition features many significant works and the link between Parrish's artistic expression as a machinist, artisan and artist.

The Museum building is a National Historic Landmark and located in Windsor, "the birthplace of Vermont."


Lectures and seminars throughout the season. Call the Museum at (802) 674-5781, or visit our Web site at

for details.


Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.


Adults $5.00
Seniors $3.00
Students to age 18 $3.00
Children 12 and under are admitted free.
School and Tour Groups, please call (802) 674-5781
Members of the Museum are admitted free.
10% discount to members of other museums and museum associations.


Key Personnel:

Roberto M. Rodriguez, Executive Director
Margaret Rothchild, Chairperson.
Lorraine Cross Hood Admin. Assistant
Dr. Carrie Brown, Ph. D., Curator

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