Attleboro Area Industrial Museum

Explore the Hub of the Jewelry World

Thousands of artifacts, photos, and videos exploring Attleboro’s industrial history and dominance in jewelry manufacturing.

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About the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum

We at the museum work to preserve and present the rich history of the Attleboro area with an emphasis on its industrial history. We welcome visits by individuals and groups interested in exploring Attleboro Area History. We are active in making historic presentations both at the museum and out in our community.
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G.I. Joe Sculptor, World Series Trophy, 1885 Fire Queen & Much More

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Sports fans will love our Balfour exhibit. The World Series trophy, championship rings, press badges (and more) were made right here in Attleboro.
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Philip Kraczkowski sculpted the head of the original G.I. Joe doll. He also made busts, medallions, and more for famous figures including popes and presidents.
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See every detail of the 170-year-old Fire Queen that fought fires in Attleboro until about 1885. Includes rare historical photos of Attleboro fires.
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Our craftsman’s shop showcases a full workshop with the same tools and forge that you’d find if you visited a silversmith before the Civil War.
Listen along during your visit

Audio Tour

World Series Trophy

Jets Super Bowl Ring

Kraczkowski & G.I. Joe

1914 Cash Register

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Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

Thursday & Friday: 10AM - 4PM
Saturday: 10AM - 2PM
"Thursday Night at the Museum!" (A special presentation on the last Thursday of each month until 8PM.)

Visit for Free

Donations help keep our museum running, but visiting is free.

Guided Tours

Adults: $4, Children $3.

History at Home

Stories of Attleboro

Learn the full history of the Great Fire of 1898, which left thousands out of work and did more than $750,000 worth of damage.
Who was the man behind the head of the infamous G.I. Joe toy? None other than Attleboro’s own Philip Kraczkowski.
Attleboro Area Industrial Museum

About AAIM

We at the museum work to preserve and present the rich history of the Attleboro area with an emphasis on its industrial history.

We welcome visits by individuals and groups interested in exploring Attleboro Area History. We are active in making historic presentations both at the museum and out in our community. 

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Fast Fact

Did you know? The World Series trophy was created in Attleboro, MA in 1967. You can see a replica of the original trophy in our Balfour Exhibit.

Keep Local History Alive

Why Become a Member?

Help us continue to showcase Attleboro's rich industrial history.

Fund new and existing programs to keep our museum going for years to come.

Help Us acquire new historical artifacts and fund museum improvements.

Donations help us to expand exhibits and reach a wider audience in-person and online.

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Why Visit AAIM?

A must place to visit by every student to be proud of the local history. Very informative and well-maintained equipment. I met Mr. Carlton who takes care of the museum. He is very helping and interested to explain each and everything to visitors to visualise history in a short time."
Chandrasekhar S.
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Very interesting collection that chronicles the history of Attleboro industry. Lots of machines and examples of the jewelry-making businesses that once thrived here. We went on a weekday. There weren't any other visitors and the staff were extra friendly... we were given a partial guided tour of several areas."
Wayne G.
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Special Thanks to:

Additional Thanks to:

Kenneth and Patricia Elovitz of Massachusetts (from The Boston Foundation)