|Learn why apron strings are "ties to the past" during next Lunch & Learn program on Feb. 21|
Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the apron is the subject of a fascinating reevaluation scheduled for the next Lunch & Learn program being planned at the Johnson County Museum in late February.
Erica White, museum manager of the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum in Gladstone, will make this presentation, called Apron Strings - Ties to the Past. Using aprons dating from the late 1730s through the present, she chronicles the history of aprons and the changing attitudes toward women and domestic work. Bring in or wear a special family heirloom apron of your own and be prepared to share your own stories! We provide bottled water and dessert, but please bring a sack lunch. If you wish to view the museum exhibits, admission may be purchased at the front desk upon arrival.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under enrichment & special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “Lunch & Learn.”
This Lunch & Learn will take place beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Johnson County Museum, located inside the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for one two-hour program is $4 per person for adults, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount, but must register by phone by calling (913) 831-3359 to receive their discount. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Activity Registration,” create or sign into an account, and complete a barcode search for 42012.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.