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 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.

  • HOURS:

  • Saturdays and Sundays: By appointment depending on staff availability
  • Closed Monday
  • Tuesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday Evening 6:30 to 8 p.m

  • The McCarl Gallery will be closed December 22-26 and December 31- January 1 for the Holiday season.

 

Amish exhibit

Common Threads: Weavers of Western and Central Pennsylvania

The exhibition features the work of 14 local weavers, as well as the history surrounding their lives and the lives of the people who purchased their work. More than 20 different coverlets will be shown, and the exhibit will continue through June 7. “We chose to feature local weavers as a celebration of the planned opening this spring of a new education center at Hanna’s Town by our community partner, The Westmoreland County Historical Society,” commented Lauren Churilla, curator of the Coverlet Gallery. “The historical society has been a valuable asset to our community. We have worked very closely with them in the past and will continue to work closely in the future. All of our institutions contribute to and interpret the past and present of Westmoreland County, and we wanted to showcase local weavers as a tribute to the new building and to the continued work our community does in preserving the past and creating a better present and future.” Read More…

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Contact Curator Lauren M. Churilla at 724-805-2188 or
 lauren.churilla@stvincent.edu for additional information