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Alling Coverlet Museum

Alling Coverlet Museum
122 William Street

About Us

The Alling Coverlet Museum houses the largest collection of hand woven coverlets in the United States. Named after Rochester (NY) resident and coverlet collector, Mrs. Merle Alling, this museum is housed in a 1901 newspaper printing office and opened its doors on July 4th, 1976. It takes over six years to rotate and display the entire Historic Palmyra coverlet collection in this amazing museum.

Historic Palmyra is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the history and architectural heritage of Palmyra, New York. Once known as the "Queen of Erie Canal towns," Palmyra boasts an astonishing array of architecture, ranging from the early 1800's to Victorian era grandeur.


Historic Palmyra's mission is "to save the history of Palmyra and vicinity through preservation of architecture, artifacts, and archives; teaching and educating all in that history using its museums and collections." This mission is served primarily through the operation of four unique museums, welcoming thousands of visitors each year.

Alling Coverlet Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media