ShareThis Page
Art & Museums

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

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

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me