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 of life of residents of Lowell and Lawrence.
Adults presenting a photo ID with their Lowell or Lawrence address will be granted free admission to all museum exhibits for themselves and their families.
The Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, features a core exhibit, Textile Revolution, that tells America’s story through the art, history and science of textiles. Visitors will be captivated by the personal stories of the Industrial Revolution, an original Paul Revere bell, an 1820s general store, the evolution of fabrics and fashion, and more.
The Museum also features special rotating exhibits. On view July 11 through October 26 is Fiberart International 2013, an extraordinary exhibit of contemporary fiber art showcasing innovative works by established and emerging artists from around the world, utilizing materials from cotton and linen to dental floss and used lottery tickets.
Recipient of the Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence and voted Merrimack Valley’s Favorite Museum, ATHM is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm., closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
The Museum invites visitors to become members, which grants them free admission to the museum every day, discounts on classes and Museum Store purchases, and invitations to special VIP Museum events.