American Textile History Museum MA

Founded in 1960, the American Textile History Museum (ATHM) tells America's story through the art, history, and science of our textiles. ATHM houses one of the largest collections of its kind in the world. Its collections contain thousands of books, trade catalogs, business records and personal papers, prints and photographs, a growing costume collection, millions of textiles samples, and hundreds of machines used in textile manufacture. ATHM's educational programs and exhibitions provide enjoyable opportunities for personal growth and discovery through exposure to information and objects that connect to America's diverse textile heritage and stimulate creativity and problem-solving skills. The Museum is temporarily closed to the public to prepare for the exciting changes planned for our exhibition galleries; the grand opening of the new Museum is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2009.