National Museum of the American Coverlet
322 S. Juliana St
Bedford, PA 15522


The National Museum of the American Coverlet
is the first independent, year-round institution
devoted to HISTORIC American woven coverlets.

NMAC gives coverlets the recognition and respect they deserve, while bringing their history to life. 

The Museum opened in Bedford, Pennsylvania’s historic (1859) former Common School building in May of 2006. Since then, it has welcomed visitors from around the world.

NMAC offers changing exhibitions, generally showing 50 or more coverlets at a time, along with special events, classes, and a Shop.

We are generally open daily, seven days a week. You are cordially invited to visit and take an informal guided tour. If you are traveling a distance, we encourage you to call ahead and let us know you’re coming. Plan your visit!

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

Admission fee includes tour.
Of course, admission to the Museum Shop is always free.
While you’re at it, think about supporting the Museum by becoming a Member.  Your annual membership fee includes free admission for a full year, a 10% discount on your Shop purchases and more.... (click here for more information). 

Coverlet Museum's Online Features

 “Like” us on Facebook!  Our page includes exhibition pictures, informal news and announcements, schedule updates, and more.  A link is at the left on this homepage.

Our email eNotes are designed to handle brief news announcements and reminders. eNotes are generally more time-sensitive than the articles in our more detailed full scale newsletter YARNS. eNotes are sent directly to you. 

Sign up (see the “Join our Email List” button at left on this homepage) or cancel at any time.

YARNS, our periodic newsletters, are posted on this website; links to current and back issues are on this homepage, top right.  Read about what’s happening at the Museum – upcoming exhibitions, project news, important donations and all manner of things.  YARNS issues generally run about 16 pages in full color


Past Issues Here
Current NMAC Newsletter
June 2019 Issue

Current Exhibition

Featuring 98 Geometric and
Figured and Fancy Coverlets
from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana with special section highlighting Bedford, Blair and Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania

  Exhibition Catalogs

Textile Program
click for details

Sat-Sun May 4-5
Maryland Sheep & Wool

Our 10th year at the
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD
click here for info

Fri-Sat-Sun, Sept 20-21- 22
Coverlet College VIII
At the Museum
click here for info

click for event details