Monthly Archives: April 2012

Group Photo, Everyone!

If your company asked everyone to get together for a group photo today, it’s unlikely you would be posing on the roof over the door, but some employees of the Springfield Silk Mills Company in Springfield, Mass., did just that … Continue reading ->

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Students “Travel the Silk Road” at ATHM

On a recent spring morning, a school group from Second Nature Academy in Nashua, New Hampshire visited us for our “Travel the Silk Road” school program.  This program includes an introduction to silk (in which students get to touch and … Continue reading ->

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“Heaven Save the Ladies”: An Embedded Exhibit at ATHM

On March 31st we opened an exhibit called “Heaven Save the Ladies: Textiles in Dickens’s America” without moving a single object. We are calling it an “embedded exhibit,” meaning that it is made up entirely of objects already on display … Continue reading ->

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On the Watch in West Chelmsford, Mass.

When people think of textile mill employees, they often think specifically of the “mill girls” of the early to mid-19th century, who were employed in the weaving and spinning rooms of hundreds of textile factories. But men were employed in … Continue reading ->

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