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National Museum of the American Coverlet

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Fascinating museum

We went to Bedford just to go to this museum, because my wife has a coverlet from her... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
scottfrombayside
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Fremont, California
Historical Textiles

If you love America History and textiles you will enjoy the National Museum of the American... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
harned
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Boise, Idaho
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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...more
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322 S Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522-1734
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

We went to Bedford just to go to this museum, because my wife has a coverlet from her great-great-great aunt - 1845. The people at the museum told us all about the person who wove the coverlet, the type it was, and they were even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you, folks, for your interest and support. It was great fun meeting with you. We are always gratified to know that you care about your family heirloom and its importance in this nation's history.

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

If you love America History and textiles you will enjoy the National Museum of the American Coverlet. The exhibit on display at our visit combined quilts and coverlets of the 1800’s. This was an unusual display, quilts and coverlets aren’t displayed together as they are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you, "harned,," for your comments. According to noted researcher and collector Virginia Gunn, this exhibition is "one of the first in-depth exhibitions that focuses on the visual connections between the designs and motifs featured on figured and fancy coverlets and on appliqued quilts made...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

I just found out the difference between a coverlet and a quilt. This is not a quilt museum, although they show several applique quilts. Housed in a large old school built in 1859 to serve Bedford, PA this is a medium-sized exhibit of 100 items....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words, John. I would like to clarify one note, however - although our front entrance does not include a ramp, we do have a side door with no steps. Just let us know and we are always happy to show...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

14 members of our Corvette Club converged on this wonderful little museum and everyone walked away with a newfound respect for the early settlers of the area. The exhibits are incredible. The stories that are told are awe inspiring and the entire building is chocked-full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for the great review, Michael, but we have no weapons, maps or transportation items. Are you thinking of another location? The Corvette Club folks have indeed been here, though, just not recently. You are most welcome to stop by again - we love you...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

A brilliant history of the American coverlet or wooden blanket I learnt so much from seeing these amazing quilts

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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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