it has been quite a time since I asked, "Where have all the children's clocks gone?" (Aug. 3, 2016)
Now I can clearly add, "They are almost all living here!"
That is correct. Virtually all of the children's clocks were made right here in Westclox in the 1950's and
1960's have reached the retirement age and they have now joined all of their older relatives here. A few of them are "on loan" to us, but most of them have taken up permanent residence in Westclox Museum.
We've gotten many excited comments from the visitors when they see the clocks: "Wow, I had a Cinderella clock like that! ", "My brother had those marching soldiers!", "That looks like my cow in the red barn!', "I love that fuzzy bunny!", etc., etc. Most of these are comments from adults, but once-in-a-while they are from youngsters who are accompanying them.
We hope you are wanting to see these things from your childhood, and don't forget all of the other things you can see from your parents, grandparents, and even great-great-grandparents! People worked here at Westclox since 1885, and we have so much information about everyone and plenty of the things they made as they worked here. We even have lots of photos, and we can look up the names of your relatives who worked here in the Tick Talk magazines from 1913-1967. As soon as we find them, we will "click" and "print" the pages for you
If your grandparents or great-grandparents have been employees of Westclox when they served in WWI or WWII. We can find a great deal of information about them. Please mention it when you enter the museum, and we might ask you for a little help to find photos and letters that they might have written. We will print all of this information for you at no charge.
Please give us a try, or a second or third try. We are open for your visits Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat. from 10 am - 2 pm.
We are always closed on Sundays-simply because Westclox was always closed on Sundays.
There is no charge. People who want to bring a large group, please contact us by email
"You never know what you might find in the Westclox Museum!"