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



Bedford County Garden Club
Christmas House Tour

December 5-6, 2015
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. both days
At the Museum

In our continuing effort to reach out to our local community, the Coverlet Museum will be a part of the 2015 Biennial Christmas House Tour sponsored by the Bedford County Garden Club. The Tour usually includes four private houses, all decorated for Christmas and opened to the public. Each Biennial Tour features different properties.

Based on past experience, this year’s event is expected to draw as many as 500 people. Cookies and cider, supplied by the Garden Club, will be offered at the Coverlet Museum, and Museum personnel will be on hand to answer questions and escort visitors through the exhibition.

Although there is no direct admission revenue for the Museum (the House Tour ticket price is a fundraiser for the Garden Club), we hope to raise local awareness and hopefully draw attention to the Museum Shop as well as the current and changing exhibitions, events and programs.


Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
May 7 & 8, 2016
Howard County Fairground
West Friendship, MD

Yes, 2015 will be our seventh year at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. If you haven't been there, you are missing out on a lot of fun. Always held on the first full weekend in May, this is the largest sheep and wool festival in the country. Admission is free, and it is a must-see. Hours are 9 to 6 on Saturday and 9 to 5 on Sunday. We'll have our usual space, A-2 at the front of the main exhibition building. Get directions and read all about it at  We look forward to seeing you there.

June 4, 2016
NMAC Tenth Anniversary Celebration
At the Museum
We’ll post details as they are firmed up.

Nine years ago ....


Coverlet College

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

This will be the fifth in our series of annual seminars covering both "basic" and "advanced" topics (we use these terms loosely), including presentations, hands-on opportunities, workshops and a show-and-tell. If you want to know more about coverlets, this is the series for you. And don't be intimidated. We welcome folks at all levels of expertise, or the lack of it. After all, that's why we're here!

Note:  The program changes each year and there is something for everyone, including collectors, researchers, antiques dealers and just regular folks.  To give you an idea of what to expect, the 2015 schedule, class description and registration form are posted here.


We will post details of the 2016 program as soon as they are finalized.