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Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Presents Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 4, 2021

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, will be opening to the public on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 and running through Friday, January 7, 2022. Apron Strings explores the people behind the aprons and is ultimately more about life than fabric. 

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Presents Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

The apron has been taken for granted by many art and social historians. However, this fascinating exhibit will reevaluate these unique objects as an important piece of our social history. Featuring 50 vintage and contemporary examples, this exhibit reviews the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history that is still relevant today.

Featuring aprons dating from the 1900s through present, the exhibition chronicles changing attitudes toward women and domestic work. It also surveys the wide range of design and craft techniques apron-makers have used to express themselves, while still working within creative venues traditionally available to women.

Today, artists continue using aprons to explore cultural myths and realities, as well as their individual experiences with American domesticity. Though not as widespread as they once were, aprons remain as functional and protective garments for men and women alike.

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum (located at One Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450) is open Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free to the public. For more information, call (352) 341-6428.

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