The Little Red Shop Museum

12 Hopedale Street
Hopedale, MA 01747


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The mission of the Little Red Shop Museum is to preserve and communicate the story of Hopedale through the artifacts of the town's history, and to provide continuity between the town's past and future.

The Little Red Shop Museum is located along the banks of the Mill River in historic Hopedale, Massachusetts. It was officially opened to the public as the Blackstone Valley's newest museum in October, 2009 after an extensive renovation and restoration project.

The circa 1845 Little Red Shop, the oldest remaining industrial building in Hopedale, was the original home of the Draper Company, which manufactured parts for textile looms.  The company expanded to the complete manufacture of looms and all of their parts, eventually earning the distinction of being the largest textile loom manufacturing operation in the world.

During the 1950's the Little Red Shop was used as the Draper Corporation museum. Today, the scope is expanded to include the history of the town and region beyond the Drapers.

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