The McCarl Coverlet Gallery collects coverlets and other weaving examples that exemplify weaving traditions in the colonial to post-antebellum Northeastern United States. If an artifact is particularly unique, the gallery will consider accepting weavings that fall outside of the noted geographic range. In addition, The McCarl Coverlet Gallery collects items dealing with the history, genealogy, and trade practices of weavers associated with the collections. Weaving equipment and other material dealing with folk life from the 1830s to the 1860s Northeastern United States may also be accepted at the discretion of the curator. The McCarl Coverlet Gallery will accept these items through the gift, donation, or bequest from the donor.