Textile Collection

Read Dress on Display in Carriage House

Dress on Display in Carriage House

Textile Collection Finding Aid PDF

The textile collection housed at the Wistariahurst Museum includes a wide variety of clothing, household linens, decorations, accessories
and even clothing for dolls. The collection houses items from the 1830s to 1970s. The collection is made up of donations over the years, starting with the Skinner family’s clothing and household items. All the clothing was either made by Skinner Silks and Satins or worn by a resident of Holyoke, MA.
  • 220 linear feet of textile materials
  • Skinner fabric samples
  • Exemplary period styles
  • Clothing related to the Holyoke Community