Quilt and Coverlet Exhibit
April 1 to 13. Historic Harmony and the National Museum of the American Coverlet will present a display of some of the best woven
coverlets and hand crafted historic quilts to be found anywhere in Pennsylvania.
The exhibition will have coverlets in the five syles of weaving: overshot, double-weave, summer/winter, multiple shaft, and Biederwand.
These coverlets date from 1820 - 1855, with bold, graphic colors and designs. Included will be several coverlets by Adam Hoerr of Harmony,
all woven prior to the Civil War. There will also be coverlets, from the same time period, woven by David Beil from New Hamburg, (near Greenville, PA).
SPECIAL pre-show event for Museum Members only & their guests - Sunday, March 31, 3:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese reception.
The reception for Members only is free, with donations being accepted.
Special presentations on Saturday Apr 6 and Apr 13. A must see
for anyone interested in the fiber arts. Admission is included with regular museum admission, special presentations are $5 per person.
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. preview. 10 - 11 Discover (Bring a coverlet)
11 - 12:00 Presentation, "Coverlets -- Defined and Deconstructed."
Admission is $5
Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. preview.
10 - 11:00 Presentation, "Slavery and the Decorative Woven Coverlet" - Lauren Churilla McCarl Collection, St. Vincent's College
Admission is $5
Email email@example.com or call (724) 452-7341 for more information.
Harmony Museum Weavers Make It -
Take It Classes Offered
These classes by appointment only. Weave a wool scarf or rag rug, or a bag on a pre-warped loom with
the assistance of instructors at the Harmony Museum’s
Weavers Log Cabin annex -- and take it
home with you.
Capacity is limited. The 210-year-old log house is
at 245 Mercer St., two blocks from the museum. Proceeds
benefit museum operations.
Registration is by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and
should specify interest in weaving a scarf or rug or bag.
Village Post Office Open at Harmony Museum Shop
The Village Post Office returns the convenience of basic
postal retail services lost to residents and businesses when
lease expiration closed Harmony’s Post Office at the
Municipal Building in mid-2009.
Harmony’s former Post Office occupied the same Wagner House
space for many decades before being moved to the Municipal
Building in 1967.
As the Postal Service is informing area customers, the new
Village Post Office offers "popular Postal products and
services. With convenient hours and location, you can mail
letters and ship your Flat-Rate Priority packages right
where you shop." Customers can buy Forever stamp booklets,
obtain free Priority Mail Flat Rate supplies, drop off
postage-prepaid packages for Postal Service pickup, and
deposit mail in a sidewalk collection box. They will also
enjoy free parking adjacent to the Museum Shop.
Retail postal services are available during regular Museum
Shop hours: Tuesday-Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4
p.m.. It is closed on Mondays and holidays.
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