History of textiles at American Textile History Museum.

Founded in 1960, the American Textile History Museum was originally located in Andover, Massachusetts and called the “Merrimack Valley Textile Museum.”  At the new American Textile History Museum, you can spin, weave, recycle, and design your way through history. Explore a real single-engine plane, weave on an authentic hand-loom, and try on a firefighter’s flame-resistant coat. From a bicycle made from carbon fiber to clothing made from recycled plastic soda bottles, you’ll see firsthand how textiles impact your world every day.

Caroline Stevens Rogers, who was both a dyer and a weaver in the textile industry, founded the museum in 1960 with a mission to both educate and record the significance of textile manufacturing.

For five decades, the Museum has served, educated, and entertained the public with historical and contemporary exhibits showcasing the wide variety and uses of textiles, as well as textile machinery, memorabilia, and the archives within the Osborne Library.

Unfortunately, as of 2016, the American Textile History Museum is now closed.

American Textile History Museum Address

American Textile History Museum