Coverlets: Caring for and Collecting Historic Bedspreads

November 20th 2015 @ 3:00pm
Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center
Wylie House Museum
307 E Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

Join us as Harold F. Mailand discusses the history of the coverlet, a popular bed covering in America from the 1830s through the end of the Civil War. Mr. Mailand has been an instructor for "Care of Textiles" at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies since 2002 and was recently the 2015 recipient of the award for outstanding contributions to the field of textiles from The Textile Specialty Group of AIC. Learn more about caring for and collecting of coverlets with expert anecdotal information and highlights from the Wylie House collection.


This event is part of the Wylie House Speaker Series. Offered each semester, these talks are open to the public and feature local experts discussing 19th-century topics related to IU history, the state of Indiana, and domestic life. All of these talks are free and will be held at the Wylie House's Morton C. Bradley Jr. Education Center, located at 317 E. 2nd St. For more information, please e-mail or call 812-855-6224.

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Today's Hours

10:00am - 2:00pm All hours

Contact Info

Wylie House Museum
307 E. 2nd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Carey Beam
Carey Beam - Director
(812) 856-2353