The Lace Museum is an antique lace and fashion museum located in Northville, Michigan –approximately 20 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.
Our exhibits change approximately every 3 to 4 months. 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
We opened the doors to THE LACE MUSEUM Detroit on November 18, 2016. Our first year, we welcomed nearly 1200 visitors to the Museum!
After 6 months of preparation, we finally opened our doors to THE LACE MUSEUM Detroit on November 18, 2016. (below and right).
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
HOURS OF OPERATION:
TUESDAYS 12:00 - 5:00pm
THURSDAYS 12:00 - 5:00pm
SATURDAYS 12:00 -5:00pm
NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION
Sales of Antique Lace, Linen, Textiles, and Clothing