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The Little Red Shop Museum

Hopedale, Massachusetts


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.

Today, the Little Red Shop houses Draper Corporation looms, town and regional artifacts, photos, paintings, historical documents and other memorabilia and is open to the public. The building is fully handicap-accessible and includes a restroom.

The Little Red Shop Museum

12 Hopedale Street

P.O. Box 7

Hopedale, MA 01747

Phone: 508-478-2926


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