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 American woven coverlets.

Coverlet Museum

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.

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). 

  Be our upstairs Neighbor
in this historic, convenient, spacious building.
More information is HERE!

Past Issues Here

Current NMAC Newsletter
November 2015 Issue

Current Exhibition
Lions and Tigers (No Bears) – Oh, My!
A Noah’s Ark of Animals in Coverlets
click for details

click for event details

December 5-6, 2015
Bedford County Garden Club
Christmas House Tour

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days
At the Museum


Several events are already
“in the works” for 2016. Check back
often as we add dates and details.

May 7-8, 2016
Maryland Sheep & Wool

Howard County Fairground
West Friendship, MD

June 4, 2016
NMAC Tenth Anniversary Celebration
At the Museum

September 23-24-25, 2016
Coverlet College 2016
At the Museum

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Coverlet Museum's Online Features

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

New Yahoo Group - NMAC Collectors Corner    
Collectors’ Corner is a discussion group, hosted on Yahoo, for collectors, researchers, and anyone from newbie to expert who is interested in learning more about coverlets.  Group members can post questions and photos, respond to other folks, or just “listen in” to gain from the wealth of knowledge available there. 

An electronic archive of past and present issues of the Museum’s member newsletter Yarns can also be found at the Collectors’ Corner. 

The Group is moderated by NMAC Board member Ron Walter.  It is free, by invitation only, for Museum members.  Non-Museum members (and not-yet Museum members) are welcome on a limited trial basis. 

To request an invitation, use the purple “Yahoo Groups – Join Now” link at left, and then click on the “Join Now” button that appears on our Group homepage.  To find it directly on Yahoo, use the address


Our email newsletter E-Notes is designed to handle brief news announcements and event schedules that, in some cases, will be more time-sensitive than the articles in our full newsletter Yarns

E-Notes will tend to be more current, while Yarns will have different, more detailed articles.  

E-Notes will be sent directly to you, and you can opt in or out at any time (see the "Join our Email List" form at left); while Yarns will be posted on this website; link top right.