American Textile History Museum
(Now Closed Permanently)
Welcome to the American Textile History Museum. Through these doors are period rooms, educational displays of how raw cotton or wool is made into thread or yarn and the collection of period clothes (as shown in my first post). Museum guide and my photos are below.
The lighting wasn't the best for photos, but I'm showing some of what I took.
Peeking through the window to see the general store, walk inside to see what was sold to customers (seen below).
This is a small working exhibit and they used to make items to sell in their gift shop. Things like place mats, dish towels, and napkins.
Loved the threads above and dyes below.
Front and back of a bookmark.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: MUSEUM CLOSED FOR GOOD
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that due to a significant financial deficit, the American Textile History Museum will be forced to permanently close our doors.
This was a very difficult decision for all involved and certainly not the outcome we had hoped and worked for. However, due to serious operational challenges and financial shortfalls, our Board of Trustees has realized that this is the only responsible option.
All ATHM exhibits are now closed to the public; all programs and classes will be closed as of June 30, 2016. In the coming weeks and months, we will be working closely with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and Supreme Judicial Court to dissolve the Museum's 501(c)(3). You can learn more on our website about what lies ahead.
ATHM has begun the process to transfer our priceless collection to other nonprofit organizations able to serve as faithful, long-term stewards. Recognizing your interest and commitment to this collection, we will endeavor to share on our website the future homes of the artifacts as they are relocated. We are gratefully accepting donations towards the preservation of the collection as we relocate the artifacts in our care.
We sincerely appreciate your support of ATHM. We are sorry to share this unfortunate news and we thank you again for your support of this great museum.
UPDATE: For November 30, 2016.