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ATHM in the Media

At Long Last, Lowell for Japan’s Shima
ATHM was honored to welcome Dr. Masahiro Shima, 2012 American Textile Hall of Fame inductee, to Lowell.

Exhibit by Exhibit, Turning Heads
An article in the Lowell Sun about ATHM reaching audiences far beyond our walls.

King Cotton and His Bloody Surrogates
The New York Times review of ATHM’s traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield, currently on view at the New-York Historical Society.

Textile Museum’s Ward Earns Honors
The Lowell Sun recognizes ATHM Librarian Jane Ward for receiving the New England Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award.

Pajamas in Public: The Battle of ‘appropriate’ vs. ‘comfy’
CNN.com interviewed ATHM Curator Karen Herbaugh about the history of acceptable clothing in public.

Textile Museum’s Longtime Supporters Bequeath $1M
An article in the Lowell Sun about the recent gift to the Museum in the will of G. Gordon and Marjorie Osborne, accompanied online by a video featuring ATHM’s Osborne Library

Artscope Review: Color Revolution
In the Jan./Feb. 2014 issue, Artscope magazine reviews ATHM’s current special exhibition.

Clocks, cars, toilets: There’s a museum for almost anything
An article in the Boston Globe features ATHM’s popular baseball exhibit

Colorful ’60s Fashions Inspire Textile Show
The Lowell Sun features ATHM’s special exhibition, Color Revolution.

 


Press Releases

American Textile Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2014

ATHM President and CEO Jonathan Stevens presents honorary plaques to the American Textile Hall of Fame Class of 2014 inductees: the Weavers’ Guild of Boston and the late Deborah S. Pulliam. Susan Dunham, center left, accepted on behalf of Ms. Pulliam. Accepting on behalf of the Weavers’ Guild are, from left, Dowager Deans Florence Feldman-Wood, [...]

ATHM Offers Free Summer Admission to Lowell and Lawrence Residents

July 1, 2014 – Lowell, MA – The American Textile History Museum (ATHM) is pleased to offer free summer admission to residents of Lowell and Lawrence, Mass.
The free admission, offered July 1 through August 31, 2014, is made possible in part by a grant from the Stevens Foundations, seeking to engage and enhance the quality [...]

ATHM Presents Fiberart International 2013

June 1, 2014, Lowell, Mass. – The American Textile History Museum is delighted to present Fiberart International 2013, the 21st in a series of triennial juried exhibitions that are widely considered a benchmark for documenting trends and innovations in the field of fiber art. The exhibit runs July 11 – October 26, 2014.
Fiberart International seeks to exhibit [...]

ATHM Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

May 1, 2014, Lowell, Mass. —  The American Textile History Museum has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world [...]

ATHM Receives $1 Million Bequest from G. Gordon and Marjorie Osborne


January 10, 2014, Lowell, Mass. —  The American Textile History Museum in Lowell today announced a $1 million gift from the estate of longtime museum benefactors G. Gordon and Marjorie Osborne, whose legacy lives on in the Museum’s Osborne Library bearing their name.
Mrs. Osborne passed away in April 2013 at the age of 103. She was the [...]

American Textile History Museum Honors Dorcas Grigg-Saito

November 2, 2013, Lowell, MA — The American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA has honored Dorcas Grigg-Saito and the Lowell Community Health Center with the 2013 Community Service Award, an award given annually to individuals and organizations that contribute to making our communities a better place to live, work and visit.

The American Textile History [...]

Catherine Mazur Named Director of Education and Community Outreach at ATHM

October 21, 2013, Lowell, Mass. —  The American Textile History Museum (ATHM) is pleased to announce that Catherine Mazur has joined the Museum in the role of Director of Education and Community Outreach.
Ms. Mazur, who most recently served as the Education and Publicity Coordinator for the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire, brings to [...]

J. Dukes Wooters Inducted into American Textile Hall of Fame

September 9, 2013, Lowell, MA — J. Dukes Wooters, the creator and founder of Cotton Incorporated, has been inducted into the American Textile Hall of Fame, recognizing his significant contributions to and support of the textile industry.
As the creator and founder of Cotton Incorporated, J. Dukes Wooters, Jr. was instrumental in creating the “Seal of Cotton” [...]

Regina Lee Blaszczyk Presents The Color Revolution

September 1, 2013, Lowell, Mass. —  The public is invited to hear award-winning historian and Lawrence native Regina Lee Blaszczyk lecture on the relationship of color and commerce on Wednesday, September 11, at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell. The program is offered in conjunction with ATHM’s new exhibit, Color Revolution: Style Meets Science in the [...]

New ATHM Exhibit Explores the Psychedelic ’60s

August 15, 2013, Lowell, Mass. — Visitors are invited to put on their sunglasses for a funky, groovy, fun, and psychedelic fashion experience of a lifetime at the American Textile History Museum’s new special exhibition, Color Revolution: Style Meets Science in the 1960s.
This exhibit, which runs from September 14 through January 26, looks not only at the [...]