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Planet of the Aprons

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Once upon a time, before aprons felt they had to deliver (barely) amusing sentiments, they were things of quaint beauty. Sure, they served a purpose in providing Grandma with splatter-free clothes (she did have to cook in a dress, after all), but the apron also provided a certain femininity in the kitchen that's somewhat lacking today, for better or for worse. To celebrate the vintage apron in all its glory, pay a visit to the Emma Kunz House Museum (602 Fulton Street, Belleville, Illinois), where more than 100 aprons dating back to 1865 are displayed as part of Aprons Galore. This exhibit opens Friday, November 24, and remains on view Saturday and Sunday (November 25 through December 17) from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Admission costs $2 to $5, and you can learn more about the historic 1830s home by calling 618-234-0600 or visiting www.stcchs.org.
Fri., Nov. 24; Saturdays, Sundays. Starts: Nov. 24. Continues through Dec. 17

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