The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) is located in the annex of the former Rosamond Woolen Company in Almonte, Ontario. Constructed in 1867 this National Historic Site of Canada now features a blend of the old and new, all related to the history of the Mississippi Valley and the textile industry.
Exhibitions range from early mill history and period mill equipment to cottage industry and eclectic modern fibre art exhibitions. Our museum combines traditional static and working displays of textile equipment and processes with activities and events focusing on the region’s heritage, culture and role of the textile industry in the development of Canada.
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On July 10, 2014, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum officially opened one of its most anticipated textile art exhibitions in the Museum’s history, “Reiko Sudo + NUNO: Textiles from Japan”. The word NUNO translated from Japanese means fabric. Guest Curator from the Canadian Museum of History, Alan Elder, wrapped the Museum pillars in the Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery with beautifully designed fabric from Japan. The designer, Reiko Sudo, visited Almonte and gave a guest lecture presented at the Almonte Old Town Hall, hosted by the Town of Mississippi Mills. 120 people were in attendance for her inspiring words.
Enjoy the newsletter, Michael Rikley-Lancaster