Values ~ Passion ~ Knowledge

The Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance is a member-based 501.c.3 nonprofit organization located at The Mill Works in Willington, CT.  EC-CHAP operates the Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum, and offers a variety of programming in The Packing House, an historic venue for performance and events.

With support from local communities, future plans include the development of an “Artist in Residence” program, onsite “Artisan Café”, and the “Dye & Bleach House Gallery." Revenue is generated from memberships, sponsorships, grants, ticket sales, program and rental fees, and tax-deductible donations from individuals, families, and organizations

Our Mission

To engage the senses, ignite the creative spirit, and preserve our historic mill.


To become one of Connecticut's premiere cultural institutions.