Manufacturing Wall of Honor

Do you have a family member, friend, or colleague who manufactured or made things? What is their story? Would you like to preserve this heritage?

The Manufacturing Wall of Honor will showcase donated historical artifacts, tools of the manufacturing and marine trades, photos and video clips on the walls of Tinker|Bristol. Each artifact will be mixed into an amalgam of state-of-the-art composites, electronic hardware and lighting, designed collaboratively by active and retired machinists, fabricators and local artists. The Wall of Honor will be an organic, ever-growing, ever-changing celebration of manufacturing and the art of making.

To participate in the Wall of Honor initiative, you are invited to donate or raise, a minimum of $5,000 in one year to the Tinker|Bristol capital campaign. Together, these objects, mementos, photographs and videos will record our personal connection to manufacturing heritage and our commitment to igniting the Third Industrial Revolution in Rhode Island.

This is an evolving project, so please check back for more details. In the meantime, think about the bits and pieces of your manufacturing history that might be gathering dust or hidden away, and imagine them contributing to a wonderful symbol of our maker community—past, present and future.

While we are in the brainstorming stage, here are some wild and crazy ideas to truly celebrate making things. Maybe one of them will inspire you!