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New England Quilt Museum Blankets Lowell, Mass., With Textile Culture

Seven dollars for adults and $5.00 for senior citizens and students (free admission for members) will get you into the 18,000 Sq. ft. New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Mass.

The New England Quilt Museum features more than 300 antique and modern quilts and tops, plus many related textile and sewing items, representing the history of American quilt making.

The Quilt Museum has been in business since 1987 and has a truly appropriate location, given that Lowell once perhaps the most prominent location for the textile industry in the United States. Located in the Greek revival-style former Lowell Institute for Savings Building from 1845, this is indeed a delightful, educational and entertaining New England travel destination.

Log onto the New England Quilt Museum Web Site for more information (including hours and current exhibits).

New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck St.
Lowell MA
Tel. 978-452-4207

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