News

The Lace Museum Gets a Facelift
A long-term goal for The Lace Museum is to raise enough funds to purchase a permanent home for our collection and activities. In the meantime, we have secured a new five year lease for our current location. Thanks to a generous donor we have fresh paint to enjoy during our stay. Please visit us after February 12th, when we re-open with a new exhibit and a new look.

Email Troubles
It has come to our attention that some of those who have joined our guild or have signed up for our emails through mail chimp are not getting their notices because the notices are going directly to their spam folders.  Please put both mailchimp@thelacemuseum.org and lacemuseum@gmail.com in your contacts list so you will not miss out on any information.
The Lace Museum transformation
Lace dress
Current exhibit:
"A Jolly Dolly Christmas"

Our Mission



To Preserve Lace and the Art of Lace Making: The museum houses approximately 10,000 pieces of lace that have been donated over the years. Many types of lace, lace-making tools and books that date back as far as the 1700's can be found in the museum.

To Exhibit Lace and its Historical Use: Every four months, the museum arranges a new major exhibit to demonstrate the breadth of its holdings.

To Offer Instruction in All Facets of Lace Making: Classes and lectures are sponsored by the Lace Museum Guild whose membership is open to the public. Demonstrations at local craft fairs help educate the public about lace making. Museum volunteers take lace making projects for children into area schools.  The Lace Museum Guild has grown to include over 100 members worldwide.

Our Story



The Lace Museum was founded in 1976 in the San Francisco Bay Area in California by a small group of women in order to preserve the art of lace making. By meeting regularly, the founding members were able to teach each other lace making techniques, teach other groups and individuals how to make lace, and to educate the community about the fine art of lace making through exhibits, shows and community events. 

The Lace Museum was incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit organization administered by a Board of Directors and is staffed entirely by volunteers. It is supported by donations, Friends of the Museum, the Lace Museum Guild and sales from the gift shop.

The Lace Museum is associated with: