An Evening with David Macaulay

Presented in Partnership with The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Phoenix Zoom Channel

Phoenix Books and the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum are honored to present an evening with award-winning author David Macaulay. David will be joining us on Zoom to discuss the current exhibit at the Mill Museum, his books, and more! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  David Macaulay is an internationally known author, Caldecott award winning illustrator, and MacArthur fellow. He has written and illustrated 33 books the best known of which have been translated into almost two dozen languages. Many of his books have the common theme of explaining the things that shape our lives in a clear and precise way. One of his most beloved publications is The Way Things Work (1988) and the updated version The Way Things Work Now (2008). For Mill (1983), Macaulay took inspiration from the beautiful simplicity of the mill buildings surrounding him where he lived in Rhode Island. To develop the story, he spent over a year researching mill technology and architecture at the Slater Mill and other New England locations. In 2001, Macaulay revisited his research by hosting Mill Times, an animated PBS special which explains the rise and fall of New England textile manufacturing. Macaulay’s interest in mill history led him to serve as a board member of the Slater Mill in Rhode Island for 8 years. In 2006 Macaulay and his family moved to Norwich, Vermont where he continues to produce books that ’explain’ things.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM:  The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum is located in the historic Champlain Mill. Our mission is to weave our industrial and cultural past with what matters to our community today. David Macaulay: BUILDING A MILL TOWN will be on display at the museum through March 12. The exhibit features original drawings, sketches, research notes, and manuscript from Macaulay’s 1983 book, Mill. The show is free but timed tickets are required and can be reserved through our website: www.

This Zoom event is free and open to all. Please scroll down and read all registration information before registering.

Click here to submit your questions to be answered during the live event!  David Macaulay will answer as many as time allows that evening. 

How to register

Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author! 

You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems now.

Purchase signed, personalized copies of David Macaulay's featured titles from our website:

If you would like to make a donataion to The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum to support their programs and exhibits, please see the "ADD-ON" page in the registration process. 

If you have signed up for the event and are having difficulty accessing it via Zoom, please contact us via email at throughout the event & will do our best to provide technical support as needed.