Special & Free Events at the Museum

In addition to these special events and free programs, ATHM often presents free lectures and talks in conjunction with special exhibitions.

MILL WORKS Guided Tour and Activity

$8 per person, minimum group of 10
Go on a guided tour of MILL WORKS: Flowers in the Factory and Inventing Lowell. Then, create a piece of art inspired by the exhibitions using paper, gauze, and paint. Open to all ages. To schedule a tour, call 978.441.0400 x250 or e-mail khirbour@athm.org.


Fiber Fun

Thursday, April 24, 2014
10am – 2pm
Join us during School Vacation Week to explore the world of fiber. Learn how to knit, crochet, weave, or spin. Use a potholder loom to create a hot plate, or put two together to create a cell phone bag! This event is free and open to kids of all ages.


Demonstration in the Museum: Hardanger

Joan Ferguson
Sunday, April 27, 11am – 3pm
Free with Admission
Discover the art of hardanger (also known as whitework) embroidery, where counted and drawn-thread techniques are used on even-weave cloth to create beautiful geometric shapes.


Lowell Photography Week

May 17 and 18, 2014
ATHM Reception: May 17, 2pm 4pm
ATHM joins other Lowell galleries, museums and businesses for a city-wide, multi-venue celebration of photography. ATHM will highlight our current special exhibition, Flowers in the Factory, which draws on photographs from the ATHM collection. For more information, visit http://www.lowellphotographyweekend.com.


FREE Super Saturdays

The American Textile History Museum welcomes hundreds of new faces to the Museum each year through our Free “Super Saturday” events.  These themed events feature fun and educational hands-on activities and demonstrations as well as free admission for the general public.

Making Cool Stuff - Super Saturday

At our last “Super Saturday” on March 1, 2014, “Making Cool Stuff,” we were joined by Dug North and his amazing kinetic “automata” sculptures.


Bank of America Presents Museums on Us

ATHM is now a proud 2014 participant in Bank of America's "Museums On Us" program, which gives cardholders FREE admission to the Museum during the first full weekend of each month.
Bank of America Presents Museums on UsCome to thenext "Museums on Us" weekend at ATHM and presentyou Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card to receive free admission!

Next Museums on Us (MOU) weekend:
May 3 and 4