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American Textile History Museum

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American Textile History Museum
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA, tells America's story through the art, history, and science of textiles. ATHM holds the world's largest and most important collections of tools, spinning wheels, hand looms, and early production machines, as well as more than five million pieces of textile prints, fabric samples, rolled textiles coverlets, and costumes.

At the American Textile History Museum, we have dedicated more than 50 years to preserving the past and shaping the future. Our collections, education programs, research library, and on-line catalogue provide a fascinating in-depth look at the world through the art, history, and science of textiles.