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We would like to thank the many supporters of the Museum:


Hugh and Suzanne Conrod for their vision, commitment and large financial donations to ensure the Hooked Rug Museum of North America became a reality.

Halifax Regional Municipality

The Municipality of Chester, NS

The J.D. Shatford Memorial Trust Foundation

Aspotogan Heritage Trust

Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage

American Traditional Hooking Association - proceeds from the Biiennial meeting held in Lancaster, PA were donated to the Museum in 2012

ATHA Biennial 2013 held in Long Beach, CA also donated a large portion of their proceeds to the Museum



Honorable Frank McKenna

Honorable Margaret McCain


Donators of major "gifts in kind" to the museum:

Leonard Feenan and Mary Sheppard Burton for their amazing work in creating the Noah's Ark (and thanks also to the many ladies who hooked the ark animals)

Sue and Jim Waddington for their lifetime collection of rug hooks

Ewa Jarmicka for her antique rug that has been valued at $5,000.00


We are also grateful for the contributions of many individuals and rug hooking guilds throughout the United States and Canada  for their "gifts in kind" and for the monetary donations we have received through our website.  The HRMNA would not exist today without the help of all our supportors, large and small, and the thousands of hours of volunteer work!  Thank you.


N.B. Gifts in kind (GIK), also referred to as in-kind donations, is a kind of charitible giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods  the goods themselves are given.