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McCarl Coverlet Gallery plans session on increased community engagement

Shirley McMarlin
| Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
A free tour and discussion with curator Lauren Churilla is planned on May 23 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College in Unity.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A free tour and discussion with curator Lauren Churilla is planned on May 23 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College in Unity.

Area residents are invited to a May 23 tour of the McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College, and to speak with curator Lauren Churilla about ways the museum can better serve the community.

The free program, planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will include a brief meeting, a tour of the exhibit and collections, pizza and the discussion with Churilla.

Participants will receive a small gift.

The gallery houses more than 300 antique American coverlets donated to the college by Foster and Muriel McCarl of Beaver Falls, along with 301 woven coverlets from the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Mass., which closed in 2016.

The gallery collection also includes artifacts related to 19th-century weaving and textile production, including looms and spinning wheels. It is considered one of the premier coverlet collections in the country.

Reservations for the May 23 program are requested at 724-805-2188 or lauren.churilla@stvincent.edu.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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