Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections

And now for something completely different….a most unusual exhibit at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown opens on Saturday, October 6, 2012 and runs through January 13, 2013. Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, a traveling exhibit, includes a clothesline containing 155 aprons plus stories and photos of the people who wore them.

Aprons don’t hold us back, they take us back. This nostalgic, thought-provoking traveling exhibit combines 155 vintage aprons, 46 powerful photographic portraits, and a series of poignant and emotional personal narratives about aprons and those who wear them. The diverse storytellers include a 111-year-old mother and her only child, a Holocaust survivor, a biology professor from Mali, Africa, and a preteen and her grandmother. Curator EllynAnne Geisel and award-winning photographer Kristina Loggia have used the apron as a symbol, recognized by everyone, to create an exhibit more about life than about fabric. Organized by Grassroots Royalty, LLC.

Read more in the Morning Call article about the exhibit organized by  “apron archaeologist” EllynAnne Geisel.
Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, Pine Street and Scout Way, Doylestown, PA. Tickets are $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 for children ages 6-16.  215-345-0210
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