The New England Quilt Museum is located in a building that was formerly the Lowell Institution for Savings (or bank) where most of the mill girls deposited their earnings. This is the building today.
SAQA website - well worth taking a look. This exhibit was unusual in that the artists were juried in, and after being selected, were assigned their season and then created their work. The techniques were interesting and varied and the workmanship exceptional. In addition, each artist kept a journal of their progress, so you could see the work progress from concept to completion. If you get a chance to see this exhibit, by all means go!
After lunch we decided to visit the Mill Girls' Boardinghouse. It was about 2 blocks from the museum.