National Museum of the American Coverlet
322 S. Juliana St   ♦  Bedford, PA 15522   ♦   (814) 623 1588   ♦

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 of 80 to 100 coverlets at a time, along with early spinning wheels, barn frame looms and more. We are happy to answer questions, offer background information and explain what you are looking at.

We are generally open daily, seven days a week. No appointment required, however, if you are traveling a distance, we encourage you to call ahead and let us know you’re coming so we can spend time with you.   (814) 623 1588    

Mon thru Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday:12 noon- 4 p.m           How to find us

Museum Admission
Regular -- $10  
Children under 12 years -– Free 
Group rates available
Of course, admission to the Museum Shop is always free.
While you’re at it, think about supporting this non-profit institution by becoming a Member
Your annual membership fee includes free admission for a full year, a 10% discount on your Shop purchases, reduced rates for special events and more.... (click here for more information). 

Coverlet Museum's Online Features

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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. 

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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. 

General donations are always welcomed. Click on the button to donate through PayPal.
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Past Issues Here

Current Exhibition
 Current Exhibitions

Four Seasons


Reproductions and Comparisons


Coverlet College XIII

At the Museum
Sept 27-28-29, 2024

Coming soon:
Schedule and Registration information

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