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WBO Historical Society: Apron Tales Exhibit

  • Waynesboro Historical Society 138 W Main Street Waynesboro, PA 17268 USA (map)

Apron Tales Carry Their Stories at Historical Society Exhibit

Whether gathering eggs from the henhouse or rolling our sugar cookies, women once donned aprons as a way to protect their clothing from spills, splatters and even as oven mitts. The Waynesboro Historical Society is encouraging those who collect aprons – or still hold grandma’s close to their heart – to loan them for a display slated for the entire month of March, lovingly called Apron Tales.

Waynesboro resident and apron-collector, Molly Allen, is excited to participate in the exhibit. Molly, who lives on Broad Street with her husband and two young boys, enjoys mid-century fashions and décor. “While the appeal of aprons faded in the 60s, I’m excited to see a resurgence of vintage economical thoughts and the fashion that accompanied it – from baking to sewing and gardening – looking forward to seeing the area’s family heirlooms of aprons on display, and reintroduce the Oller House to its mid-century days,” explains Allen.

Apron Tales is slated to run at the Oller House from Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

If you would like to share your vintage apron, please contact the Historical Society at Aprons can be dropped off during Oller House hours: Thursdays: 10AM - 1PM, Fridays: 10AM - 1PM, and Saturdays: 10AM - 1PM.

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