Spinning Yarns

The Millworkers’ Musical

November 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26
Almonte Old Town Hall

Spinning Yarns is a delightful, informative and musical history of the workers and founding families of the Rosamond Woollen Mill. Discover why Almonte was once called the “Little Manchester” of Canada — and how it got its distinctive name. Learn about the many workers who came from England and Ireland to make this area their new home. Find out whether the Paymaster ever had to use his Remington model 51. Unearth all the salacious details about the shocking wood shanty party that carried on until the wee hours on a Sunday morning, no less! And discover how something as seemingly harmless as polyester changed the lives of so many in this small town.

Celebrate the bicentennial of Mississippi Mills in song and story at this family-friendly musical play written by Fern Martin and directed by Kris Riendeau. Proceeds support the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.