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National Museum of the American Coverlet

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National Museum of the American Coverlet

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kkuch2017 wrote a review Dec 2019
Lancaster, Pennsylvania39 contributions12 helpful votes
This museum is a unique collection of woven coverlets. The knowledge of the curator is amazing and he's happy to share his stories and information regarding the making of these historical pieces in this museum. It's in an old school which is an interesting setting. I
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Thank you for coming in! We love talking with our visitors, and is always a pleasure to see that they like and appreciate what they see here. Come back soon!
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Karen H wrote a review Jul 2019
61 contributions3 helpful votes
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Fascinating history of the American coverlet. Take time to listen to Laszlo’s talk. We learned so much from him. Wonderful collection of looms, spinning wheels and coverlets. The artistry of the coverlets on display is superb. Definitely worth the $10 donation. Love that they
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet
Responded Jul 31, 2019
Thank you so much, Karen. You and your group were wonderful. It was a pleasure visiting with you. We are always very happy to spend time with folks who are interested in the coverlets and their history. Come back again soon!
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AndrewPenna wrote a review Jul 2019
Bensalem, Pennsylvania90 contributions16 helpful votes
Spent a great time here seeing the displays and soaking up the knowledge of the curator Laszlo. Loved it.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Karen & Bob L wrote a review May 2019
Johnstown, Pennsylvania110 contributions42 helpful votes
I love all things history, and having just recently purchase my first antique coverlet, I wanted to see this museum. Oh my, what a treat. They were exhibiting the comparison between coverlets and quilts with the same patterns. We spent a long time looking at everything. They
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet
Responded May 31, 2019
Thank you, Karen. We look forward to seeing you here again. Our newest exhibition, just installed, features 98 coverlets, with the emphasis on color. Coverlet weavers certainly did not limit themselves to red, white and blue, and this is a great display. Exhibition catalogs (title: STILL COLORFUL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS) are available.
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orchiddoc wrote a review May 2019
Skillman, New Jersey295 contributions127 helpful votes
Hard to rank this museum. If you like quilts you will find this museum really interesting. These are not quilts but woven bed covers mostly from the mid 19th century. We found the experience very educational and a piece of history. You can go through the museum in less than 1
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet
Responded May 25, 2019
Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again. In the meantime, feel free to check out our website and learn about our programs and activities. Our newsletters are posted there as well. Best wishes for a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and a great summer season.
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