The McCarl Coverlet Gallery is a nonprofit cultural organization that collects, preserves, interprets, and disseminates the history of weaving and folk traditions in the Northeastern region of the United States.
The McCarl Coverlet Gallery will also foster a knowledge and appreciation of that history among the members of the Saint Vincent Community and the general public.
The McCarl Coverlet Gallery will foster and carry out research, exhibits, publications, education, and interpretive projects to carry out its purpose.
The McCarl Coverlet Gallery will also engage the academic faculty and student community to the fullest extent and make the exhibit space and collections into a tool for learning and practice of many different disciplines.
The Gallery may, from time to time, acquire artifacts and other objects consistent with its purpose, according to generally accepted museum practice and in keeping with proper operation of The McCarl Coverlet Gallery.
The McCarl Coverlet collection is comprised of over 724 “figured and fancy” jacquard woven bed weavings. Most of the coverlets in the McCarl collection originated in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Maryland. The McCarl Gallery also houses several coverlets from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, and Tennessee. The bulk of the coverlet collection dates from 1820-1860. Additionally, the McCarl Gallery houses a collection of over 100 pieces of textile and weaving equipment including looms, spinning wheels, a jacquard attachment, and much, much more!
Please visit frequently for news on the gallery, programs, photos, and more.
The Gallery, featuring the McCarl Coverlet Collection, is located on the lower floor of the Fred Rogers Center.