Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watchmaking with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the United States. The museum holds one of the largest displays of American clocks and watches in the world, over 5,500! As visitors travel through the museum’s eight galleries, these timekeeping devices chime and strike upon the hour. Located in the historic "Federal Hill" district of Bristol, the museum is housed in an 1801 Federal-style home with a sundial garden.
Exciting Happenings at the AC&WM!
Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gear up for one of the greatest parties
of ALL TIME!
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to our Sponsors
for their support of this event!
Noble Wealth Advisory Group
Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP
Main Street Community Foundation
the first World War!
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, this tour will focus on Bristol’s involvement in the war. Participants will hear stories about our local soldiers, how women supported the war effort, wartime production in our local industries, life on the homefront, and more. This fully narrated driving tour is presented by the American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol Historical Society, and Bristol Federal Hill Association.After the tour, at 5:00 p.m., stay for a free concert on the Federal Hill Green. Bring a chair or blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy this fun, community event.
Dr. Victoria Rose Biondi & Associates
Come see the World's Largest
a special visitor at the American Clock & Watch Museum! As part of the
Kit-Cat Clock company’s 85th anniversary celebration, the museum was
chosen to host the company’s world’s largest Kit-Cat clock. With a swing of its
tail and a roll of its eyes, these American-made clocks have been keeping
time and making people smile since 1932, and the museum is thrilled to help them
The AC&WM is also collecting cat food, toys, and monetary donations in support of the Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter. Come take a selfie with our feline friend and help out our local cats in need.
The clock will be on view through the end of August, making this summer the purr-fect time to visit the museum!
By the Bell
Our 2017 exhibition, By the Bell, discusses the ways we measured our workday and productivity, and how this impacted our daily lives. The business concept that “time is money” is explored with punch clocks, key and time recorders, and time stamps that evolved over the last 100 years.
By the Bell also explores the impact of a new workday and workplace. As the Industrial Age spawned the creation of factories, new concepts arose such as punctuality, break time, happy hour, and vacation time. Connections among employees and with employers extended beyond the work day through after hours activities, sports teams and civic events. In promoting efficiency, the new workplace also redefined our relationships with time and each other.
This exhibit was made possible by the following sponsors:
Punch Clock Sponsor
Lunch Whistle Sponsors
Tollman Spring Co. Inc.
Tracy-Driscoll Insurance Agency
Ultimate Wireform, Inc.
The American Clock & Watch Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum. Active-duty military personnel and their families receive free admission to the museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Thank you to all who serve!
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Research Your Clock or Watch
Our team of researchers can help you discover more about the rarity and history of your timepiece. $40/request.