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American Textile History Museum Charity Profile
Caroline Stevens Rogers, a member of a venerable textile industry family and a handweaver and dyer in her own right, founded the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum in North Andover, Massachusetts in 1960. Since its founding, the American Textile History Museum (ATHM) has expanded its mission, changed its name, and relocated to its present home in historic Lowell., Massachusetts. It has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1973.
The Museum's Mission: The American Textile History Museum tells America’s story through the art, history, and science of our textiles.
American Textile History Museum Volunteer Information
Volunteers are an integral part of the American Textile History Museum. The Museum is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. Training will be provided for all volunteer jobs
The following is a sampling of our volunteer opportunities.
The Library serves as the focal point for researchers, students and others who seek information pertaining to textiles and textiles and the textiles industry. The Library Volunteer assists the Librarian with general library related projects including cataloging, moving and shelving books and research. Library experience will be helpful.
The Collections Intern will support the work of the collections department through duties related to cataloguing and photographing objects. These will include research, object storage, and administrative tasks. The intern may also assist with exhibit related duties as needed.
Volunteers are needed to assist with Museum Education outreach and programs.
High School Students:
The American Textile History Museum welcomes the participation of area High School students. Volunteers perform a variety of duties in the Museum Education department.
American Textile History Museum Donation Information
Annual Fund gifts directly support:Educational programs and hands-on learning in the Textile Learning Center serving over 8,500 grade school students.
The ongoing operations of the museum – it keeps us open to the public, able to answer your research questions and ready to provide educational programs for students.
The collection and care of rare and unique textiles important to American history.
The development of new and exciting exhibitions like Finishing Touches .