Do you have an apron with a story to tell?
The Old Courthouse Museum is curating an "The Apron as Art" show and needs your aprons or memories.
Merrie Hamilton treasures her apron, sewn from a hessian sugar sack, stamped “Colonial Sugar Refinery, Sydney, 70lbs pure cane sugar”.
The owner neatly trimmed the coarse edges with floral fabric and added a pocket and strings.
From the practical to the purely pretty, museum Curator Myf Thompson fondly recalls her mother in the early 1950s, exchanging her wraparound kitchen apron for a flighty little starched and ruffled organza number to welcome guests for an evening drink.
Items will be dolly-pegged out on a mock washing line, and memories and photos will expand the story.
The volunteer-run Museum invites contributions of memories, photos or actual aprons, dropped in to the Old Courthouse in Museum Place, between 10am and 3pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs. Reminiscences can be emailed to secretary@oldcourthousemuseumcom. All items will be carefully handled and returned where necessary. Deadline for your contributions is August 3rd.
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