The Intelligent Design of the Apron

Cobbler Apron

Cobbler Apron

From Adam and Eve to Emeril, aprons have been a part of human existence.  They cover clothing, sometimes act in place of clothing, carry food, kindling, children, and have even played a role in seduction. 

A novelty apron from the 1950s

A novelty apron from the 1950s

Come hear and see more about the apron.  Ellie is a Museum Curator with a specialty in clothing and textiles.  She will bring historic and re-created examples of aprons which date back to the dawn of time.  At the end of the lecture, attendees will get the opportunity to don the aprons, forming a human time-line of the apron’s development.

Audience members forming an apron timeline

Audience members forming an apron timeline

Approximate running time 45 minutes with time added at the end for putting on the aprons, viewing any aprons that audience members have brought, and having discussion.

Running time: 45 minutes to an

Ellie at an event in Monmouth, Illinois posing with mounted aprons and miniature apron centerpieces

Ellie at an event in Monmouth, Illinois posing with mounted aprons and miniature apron centerpieces

hour

Requirements: 1 6-8 foot table