The Stone Fort Museum will present a display to promote our upcoming traveling exhibit: Apron Chronicles.
The apron is an artifact that both documents changes in fashion and domestic work and connects diverse groups through shared experiences. Whether simple or fanciful, the apron evokes powerful memories of friendly gatherings, family celebrations, hard work, and good food; especially the food. When we remember grandmother in her work apron or presenting a holiday meal in her embroidered apron, we find common ground across communities and generations.
The traveling exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, includes 46 portraits of men and women aged 13 to 109 with accompanying narrative panels and 100 vintage aprons. The oral histories gathered by exhibit curator, Ellyn Anne Geisel, explore the people behind the aprons and give life to the fabrics. Photographer Kristina Loggia documented the storytellers' with portraits that compliment the narratives.
Come see our booth for a preview of what this exhibit is all about.