The Laurel Mansion is located in a former mill-workers’ home. The 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.