Hi gang, I thought we’d deviate from the usual food and craft posts to let you know about a special exhibit coming to the West Baton Rouge Museum. The APRON CHRONICLES: A Patchwork of American Recollections will be in our area until April 5th, 2015 but there’s a day in particular I want to call your attention to, and that date is Saturday March 28th. More about those activities in a bit, but let’s chat about the exhibit for a moment.
I first learned about the APRON CHRONICLES when I was researching my traveling apron project now turned cookbook. The exhibit has been traveling the United States since 2004 and is comprised of 46 photographs, accompanying text in story form and 150 vintage aprons. 150 vintage aprons!!!!
Because the exhibit “travels”, the founder, EllynAnne Geisel, has been on my radar for some time. Can you just imagine my surprise and sheer delight when the West Baton Rouge Museum contacted me to be apart of this nationally recognized exhibit?! I was over the moon excited to learn that these coveted aprons with such beautiful history would be coming to my home state…and that I was being invited to participate.
On March 28th, from 2-4pm you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at the museum, including a meet and greet and book signing with me. I’ll have The Traveling Apron Cookbooks as well as “the” traveling apron. But it gets better! In addition to the vintage aprons exhibit and my traveling apron, the LSU Textile Museum is loaning its “Feed Sack Fashions” for display as well. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in daylong art activities, an apron make and take (super excited about that!) and a live dance performance. And? It’s all FREE to the public.
Email me if you have questions or you’re interested in coming to the exhibit, I’d LOVE to see you!
For more information and a complete lineup of activities, you can contact the West Baton Rouge Musuem here, or you can call them at (225) 336-2422 Ext. 15.
For more information about the APRON CHRONICLES exhibit, you can go here.