Summer Programs at the American Textile History Museum

Visit Lowell MA for Summer Programs at the American Textile History Museum

The Museum is offering fun programs for kids this summer. For registration information, please visit

Summer programs allow students to utilize the Museum’s resources and exhibitions for learning opportunities that complement many curriculums.  Textile Arts Classes cover a variety of topics for all ages, ranging from knitting and sewing to printing and dyeing.  Scout programs provide opportunities for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to earn numerous badges.  ATHM also offers birthday parties and mini programs that are easily customized to fit your interests. Learning opportunities are endless at ATHM!

3 Day Fabric Design and Sewing
Suggested Age: 8 and older. No sewing experience necessary.
Dates: Wednesday, July 24, Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26,
9am-12 noon
Cost: $100
Create signature fabric to use for an outfit that you design. Learn to draft a top pattern as well as use retail patterns to cut out your outfit.  You will machine sew the top, skirt or shorts completing one great outfit! Bring a snack.

Textile Journey through the Centuries
Suggested Age: 8-11 years.
Dates: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 9:30am-4pm
Cost: $200 per week or $40 per day
In this 5 day program experience a fascinating textile journey from 17th century Native America to Modern Day 21st century, through fiber arts & crafts, period games, a field trip in historic Lowell, no bake snacks and interactive play.  Bring alunch, snacks provided.

Textile Arts Exploration Week
Suggested Age: 9 and older.
Dates: Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9, 9:30am-4pm
Cost: $200 per week or $40 per day.
Explore the many different styles of textile artists from crocheting and Ikat dyeing to embellishing techniques and handrolling fabric beads. Discover the latest techniques in up-cycling and recycling.  Visit neighboring art galleries and see items that are trending now. Bring a snack and lunch.

Spend your summer with the American Textile History Museum!

At the American Textile History Museum, you’ll experience your world in a whole new way as you spin, weave, recycle, and design your way through the innovation, creativity, and passion of textiles that shape our past, present, and future. The collections, exhibitions, education programs, research library, and on-line catalogue provide a fascinating in-depth look at the world through the art, history, and science of textiles.

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