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National Museum of the American Coverlet

322 S Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522-1734
+1 814-623-1588
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heirloom coverlet

We stopped to have my wifes great great grandmothers coverlet evaluated. Melinda and her husband... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
L5215YTterryd
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Vestal, New York
Napoleon to Hanging Chads

As our name suggests, we love antiques and have been talking about a visit to the National Museum... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
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NMAC is the only full-time, year-round, independent institution devoted to the display, preservation and study of (antique) American woven coverlets. The Museum is open seven days a week. Each visitor is given a personal tour.Currently, the (500-plus) collection includes coverlets made between 1771 and 1889. Exhibitions change periodically. Generally there are about 80 coverlets on display along with "period" beds and bedding, and spinning and weaving equipment including looms and a (rare) Jacquard head. We are located in a former Common School building (dating to 1859) in the historic district of downtown Bedford, PA.
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322 S Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522-1734
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to have my wifes great great grandmothers coverlet evaluated. Melinda and her husband were very helpful in providing information on the age and weaver who could have made this coverlet.

Thank L5215YTterryd
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

As our name suggests, we love antiques and have been talking about a visit to the National Museum of the American Coverlet for a few years now. Today was the day and what a day it was! The museum is housed in the former Common...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Beautifully displayed coverlets fill the walls of this museum. Information on each coverlet is easy to read near each display. There are antique looms, beds, and fiber tools also on display. The owners are passionate about the coverlets. They have been collecting their own coverlets...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

While visiting Bedford I enjoyed the local shops and then asked where the Coverlet Museum was. This is a good place that teachers can take children for field trips. A room near the back shows what is done with the flax plant, seeds, and how...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

You might be surprised at how interesting this place is. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Really an interesting slice of American history and artwork. It's definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Driving on I 70/76 and wife suggested a break by stopping here. In an 1800s old school; although a visit was short - I found it interesting for the old Americana. She found the coverlet display spectacular. (She is a weaver / fibers fan.) The...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Who knew there was a museum on coverlets? And that the cards that enabled weavers to create these spreads were one of the inspirations for the modern computer? Yes, they will tell you these things-- and show off their collection. We got a personal tour,...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Found flyer on this museum at dinner and remembered seeing something in another tourist book. Decided to go see. Oh how glad we were. Spent almost two hours viewing this magnificent display of woven coverlets. Gentleman in gift shop thoroughly explained the historical significance of...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

This Museum, housed in a beautiful old school built in the 1800s, is such a gem. American Coverlets are a little known but outstanding example of early American craftsmanship. These coverlets that are beautifully displayed are sophisticated works of art. The museum and the tour...More

Thank Henrietta L
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating information engagingly presented about a subject many would find boring. The owner/curator husband & wife team offer an in-depth history of this art that is seen nowhere else in America. A definite must-visit for anyone interested in the textile arts.

Thank Genine A
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Hours Mon thru Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday:12 noon- 4 p.m Admission Regular -- $10 Children under 12 years -– Free Group rates available
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