Located in a former mill-workers’ home, this museum houses collections of
books, photographs, tools, personal artifacts, textiles, and oral
histories. Its main floor is the site of exhibits devoted to the history of
Laurel and the surrounding community. Downstairs is devoted to the gift
shop, additional exhibits, and an audio-visual area. The 2,590-square-foot
brick and stone building was erected in the early 1840s by mill owners to
house their employees.