National Museum of the American Coverlet (The)
We are here to share our passion for coverlets. This organization is dedicated to the American woven coverlet, its history, art and craft. We seek to bring coverlets into the light and introduce the public to their colorful textural beauty.
Changing displays of coverlets from around the country are augmented by exhibits of weaving equipment. Museum visitors learn learn who the weavers were, where they came from, and how they lived. They see how coverlet designs, patterns and structures reflected evolving technology and popular tastes in the decorative arts of their time.
In this way, the Museum hopes to enrich visitors' lives and expand their historical perspectives, while preserving and protecting the coverlets themselves for generations to come.
The Museum is housed in a historic (1859) former Common School building in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The town, founded in 1758, boasts a number of early buildings and several historic attractions, including the Fort Bedford Museum, Old Bedford Village, and the Bedford Springs Resort, a 200-year-old resort now under restoration and reopening in May of 2007.
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Shopping donations will help us raise funds for the purchase of display and storage systems.
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