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. 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 is up and running, with exhibition pictures, informal news and announcements, schedule updates, and more.  A link is at the left.


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.

Past Issues Here

Current NMAC Newsletter
August 2016 Issue

Current Exhibition

THE FIRST 10 YEARS – Highlights and Favorites from the Museum Collection
click for details

Textile Program
Tape Loom Weaving
Natural Dyeing
click for details


April 26
Wooley Fox Hooked Rug Retreat

Ramada Inn
Ligonier, PA

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

October 1-2, 2016
Fiber Arts Fest

Sauder Village
Archbold, Ohio