Lowell Lecture

Mill Talk: What Came Before

Date & Time

May 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
Located in the Historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill
Park in the Embassy Theatre Lot — GPS "42 Cooper Street, Waltham"
154 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02453
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Marjie Thompson

Presenting Organization

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation


The Arts


Bob Perry (director@charlesrivermuseum.org, 17818935410)

Weaver Marjie Thompson of Maine has studied the handcraft of weaving as it was practiced over the millennia and around the globe. Here, she discusses New England and Mid-Atlantic weaving traditions before the era of water and steam powered textile mills. The fibers, fabrics, and patterns of labor represent a fascinating story of both continuity and change.

This event accompanies the exhibit Woven Together: Weavers' Guild of Boston Celebrates a Century of Makers, running April 6 – December 31, 2022. This event is supported by the Lowell Institute and a grant from the Waltham Cultural Council.