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. History Museum, the Dye & Bleach House Community Gallery, an Artist In Residence (AIR) Program, and offers a variety of programming in The Packing House, an historic venue for performance and events.

With preservation funding from the CT Department of Economic & Community Development, State Office of Historic Preservation, future plans include the rehabilitation and development of a free standing “Artist in Residence Studio” , and onsite “Artisan Café”. 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 local history.

Our VISION

To be one of Southern New England's premiere cultural destinations.

Paul Johnson and Tom Buccino - March 21, 2018, WILI Studio - Willimantic, CT  Interview with Wayne Norman, WILI, 1400AM / 95.3 FM

Paul Johnson and Tom Buccino - March 21, 2018, WILI Studio - Willimantic, CT

Interview with Wayne Norman, WILI, 1400AM / 95.3 FM

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Connecticut is a haven for original ideas and innovation that offers a dynamic blend of experiences.