Aprons can bring about vivid memories for many people – of baking in the kitchen, of holidays past and of relatives long since gone.
These memories will come alive in the upcoming exhibit, “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” set to make its first Wisconsin stop at the Waupaca Area Public Library this fall.
The exhibit will be open from Nov. 10 through Dec. 27.
This will be the first appearance in the state for this exhibit, which has been touring since 2004.
In these 10 years, “Apron Chronicles” has received national attention in Time magazine, the New York Times and on CBS’s Sunday Morning and has made stops across the country.
“Apron Chronicles” tells the stories of 46 individuals, each of whom have unique memories of aprons and the people who wore them.
Nearly 150 vintage aprons, along with portraits taken by award-winning photographer Kristina Loggia, bring these tories to life.
The Waupaca Area Public Library will host an opening reception at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10.
Refreshments and coffee will be served.
The program will then continue at 6:30 p.m. with the Winchester Academy program, “The Fabric of Our Lives: Why Textiles Matter” with Beverly Gordon.
The library will also host two other programs in conjunction with the exhibit.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, all are welcome to bring an old men’s shirt and make it into an apron at the library’s MakerSpace.
Sewing machines and supplies will be provided.
On Thursday, Dec. 4, families may attend a baking-themed Family Night and make a child’s apron.
“Apron Chronicles” and all library programs are open to all ages and are family friendly.
The exhibit is open during library hours and is free to the public.
For more information, contact Tracy Behrendt, exhibit room coordinator, at 715-258-4417.