Welcome to the McCarl Gallery, part of the Saint Vincent campus in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The Gallery, featuring the McCarl Coverlet Collection, is located on the lower floor of the Fred Rogers Center.
The McCarl Coverlet collection is comprised of over 400 “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 Tennesse. The bulk of the collection dates from 1820-1860.
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Saturdays and Sundays: By appointment depending on staff availability
Tuesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Wednesday Evening 6:30 to 8 p.m
The exhibit explores the work and principles of weavers who were members of Pennsylvania’s prominent peace churches in the 18th and 19th centuries, Amish, Mennonite and Quakers held beliefs against violence, military service and war. When the American Revolution, and later, the Civil War broke out, these peace principles clashed with accepted ideas of patriotic behavior…