The Apron Chronicles Exhibition Companion Book for the exhibit catalog for the Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections at History Colorado Center.

Apron Chronicles Exhibition Companion Book

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The Apron Chronicles Exhibition Companion Book is the exhibit catalog for the Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections traveling exhibition at the History Colorado Center. Prompted by project writer and apron curator EllynAnne Geisel, the contributors to Apron Chronicles recall a woman who’d worn an apron and what she represented to a family; an event when an apron was worn; recipes; values and traditions from gentler, less complicated times; the bond between parent and child; survival; friendship; opportunity; challenge, and modern perspective. The diverse contributors include a 111-year-old mother and her only child, a Holocaust survivor, a biology professor from Mali, Africa, and a preteen and her grandmother. Their stories explore the people behind the aprons and give life to the fabrics and the exhibit. 

Author EllynAnne Geisel along with photographer Kristina Loggia preserves the storytellers’ images in an environmental style that complements the unadorned honesty of their recollections. Like the oral histories, the portraits’ strength is their directness and lack of pretension.


  • 85 pages
  • Paperback
  • Includes over 40 stories and photographs

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