The Curtis Memorial Library will feature “Remembering the Apron,” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the library, 116 S. Main St. in Wheatland.
Presenter Sheila Craig is a grandmother with a collection of aprons. Her program takes a nostalgic look at the apron in an interactive, hands-on program (if you want – you can touch and feel the fabric). The program will look at the fabrics and trims, and the styles and uses of aprons. She also has examples for men, too.
Attendees will have the opportunity to see about 100 of her 400 collection of aprons. What member of your family wore an apron? Was it for a special job, or around the kitchen? Reminisce with others about your families’ connection to an apron.
Craig is a retired University of Minnesota Extension Educator from Preston, Minnesota, originally from Decorah. She has been holding ‘apron programs’ for almost 15 years for libraries, church groups, and care facilities, as well as the Iowa State ‘Women Around Ag Conference’ in Clear Lake. She is married; has two grown sons and their wives, and two grandsons.