Artifact Collection

PLEASE NOTE: ATHM has closed its doors to the public. Our Curatorial Department is no longer able to accept new object donations or research appointments. 


The Museum has a vast collection of blankets, coverlets, sheets, towels, floor coverings, and decorative arts objects. Mill samples constitute one of the largest and most extraordinary parts of the Museum’s textile collection.


The American Textile History Museum’s clothing collection includes a significant group of garments worn by Americans from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries.

Tools & Machinery

The Museum’s collection of tools, machinery, and workplace artifacts includes a broad range of objects from eighteenth century hand-powered tools and equipment to present-day factory machines.