The Lace Museum is an antique lace and fashion museum located in Northville, Michigan –approximately 25 miles from the city of Detroit. The Museum is a smaller salon-style museum with a permanent collection that focuses on European and American lace and its influence on fashion and home décor during the 19th century. The Lace Museum was founded in 2012 by Detroit-native and curator Mary Gen Salmon who has extensive experience as both purveyor and merchant of lace throughout the United States.
The Museum houses an extensive collection of Antique hand-made lace and fashion from Central Europe, Ireland, England, and the United States - including outstanding deaccession pieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The deYoung Museum, and The William Penn Museum. The Museum exhibits hand-made Lace, the tools of lacemaking, antique sewing machines, and antique/vintage textiles and clothing. The Museum also offers for sale fine antique lace, as well as antique/vintage textiles, linens, and clothing.
Setting Victorian exhibits is a difficult task, as most gowns of this era are strikingly small; this gown for an adult woman bears a 21 inch waistline. (above).
The Museum entrance under construction in May of 2016.
Owner and Curator:
Mary Gen Salmon. BA. MA. JD
OUR BRIMFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS ANTIQUE SHOW NEWS for MAY 2017.....we will be exhibiting at J&J Productions this year - MAY 12th and 13th......and like usual it will be very exciting to exhibit and merchant our antique/vintage textiles and lace!!! WE ARE LOCATED AT G-04 ON THE GROUNDS OF J&J PRODUCTIONS!
Under construction …. April 2016.
We are located on the Lower Level of Northville Square:
133 West Main Street Suite #160 Northville, Michigan 48167
Curator: Mary Gen Salmon
PH: (937) 681-7219
FAX# (734) 699-6907
NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION
Sales of Antique Lace, Linen, Textiles, and Clothing
HOURS OF OPERATION:
While I am usually at the Museum on a daily basis, Tuesdays thru Saturdays, Please call for an Appointment to ensure we will be there to welcome you - Otherwise We Are Open by Chance! I Hope to See You Soon!!