Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Friends of the Home Textile Tool Museum

Dear Friends,

Exciting things will be happening at the Home Textile Tool Museum in 2019, which marks the 20th year anniversary of the museum’s founding by a small group of dedicated board members, volunteers and supporters. To view the summer schedule, just click on the links to the Saturday Programs and the Workshops.

Since its acquisition in 2015, HTTM has been working hard to renovate Orwell Grange #1561, a 100 year-old building that was the community center for Orwell. Improvements have included interior and exterior painting, new wood siding on the south wall, and a new 200 amp electrical service. Work this year will include a ramp to the upper level, gutters and downspouts, and masonry repairs.

Also in 2015, HTTM received a donation of looms and associated equipment from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The Grange building will provide the perfect space for a weaving studio with the looms and equipment from IUP. The building also will be used for special programs and storage.

Your generous support helps us carry on the Home Textile Tool Museum’s mission to display, demonstrate and preserve old textile tools and traditions and to provide a unique hands-on experience at the museum. Please keep HTTM in mind as you plan your donations for 2019. Be a part of the effort to keep our traditional craft heritage moving forward into the future. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Bob Veleker
"Friends" Coordinator