Friday, October 11, 2013
THE ALLING COVERLET MUSEUM - PALMYRA, NY
The Alling Coverlet Museum was established in 1976 by Historic Palmyra, Inc. to house the coverlet collection of Merle Alling. In the early 1980's, descendants of Ira Hadsell donated to the museum diaries and account books which provided a unique look into the life of one of the more famous nineteenth century weavers.
Since it's founding many quilts and coverlets have been donated to the museum. I donated the one and only quilt that my Mother made to the museum. As there are so many quilts and coverlets in the museum they are rotated or changed every once in a while so they are all shown and appreciated.
What is not shown is the kitchen and conference area that it is the back of the museum. In that area is their annual books sale, Christmas Sale, lectures, and more. Most of the activities are used to raise money to support the museums. Also not shown is the store that is in front of the Alling museum where you can buy books, postcards, and more to take with you after the tour.
THERE ARE NEW POSTS FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
DOREEN HAS A POST ON COVERLETS FOR OCTOBER 18th.