Curator Information Session for
'Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches'

Visit the Museum March 17, 2017 at 10:00am to listen to Curator, Michael Rikley-Lancaster speak about the Museum's newest exhibition 'Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches: by Gloria Daly. Members can attend at no charge, other visitors welcome.

In this, Gloria Daly from Duncan BC gives discarded blankets a new public image, using today’s philosophy of “recycling.” The works are a contemporary take on mending, patching and darning. The layered cloth in the works allows worn and weathered fibres to have dignity as they record the changes in temperature, the ravages of rust, and the tints and tones of tarnish and stain. This exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of industrial blankets woven in the Mississippi Valley.

The exhibition opens March 14th and runs until May 20, 2017

For your information :
3 Rosamond Street East
Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0
Phone: (613) 256-3754

Directions from Ottawa

  • Get on the Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 West.
  • Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/On-417 West to March Road/Ottawa Regional Road 49.
  • Take exit 155 from Trans-Canada Hwy West to Ottawa 49/Ch. March Road toward Almonte and turn left.
  • Continue on March Road.
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Ottawa Street.
  • Continue onto Main St. E.
  • Turn right on Mary Street.
  • Continue straight to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

Directions from Perth

  • Get on and follow Trans-Canada HWY/ON-7 to Tatlock Rd/Route 9 in Mississippi Mills.
  • Turn left on Tatlock Rd/Route 9.
  • Turn right onto Wolf Grove Rd/Lanark County Rd 16.
  • Continue onto Almonte St.
  • Turn left onto Mary Street.
  • Continue straight to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.


Parking is available in front of the Museum on Rosamond Street, or behind the Museum as seen in the photos below (access from Rosamond Street.) Some spots behind the museum are reserved for residents of Millfall located next to the museum

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