promoting and preserving the history of American-made clocks and watches

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Mission of the American Clock & Watch Museum

We do the following to meet our mission:

Maintain a museum in Bristol, CT, for collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the history and science of clocks, watches and other timekeepers of horological interest.

Operate a research library with historic and contemporary literature devoted to the history, development and manufacture of timekeepers.

Support a publication program to acquire, prepare, edit, publish and distribute new and reprinted documentary materials relative to clock and watch making and manufacture.

Study and interpret the history of American horology through educational programs to both general audiences and clock enthusiasts, and cooperate with other public and private agencies to make programs available to the widest possible audience.

Encourage the preservation of information, objects, architecture, and historic sites related to American horology.