Past Event

The Intelligent Design of the Apron

A Road Scholar program by Elizabeth (Ellie) Carlson

From Adam and Eve to Emeril, aprons have been a part of the human experience. They cover clothing, sometimes act in place of clothing, carry food, kindling, children, and have even played a role in seduction. Elizabeth Carlson, museum curator and specialist in textiles and clothing, will bring the story of the apron to life in this presentation on an important part of a universal material culture.

Elizabeth Carlson has an MA in historical administration and museum studies from the University of Kansas and has been a museum curator and museum specialist for over twenty years. She has worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and has developed expertise in addressing the needs of small to mid-sized museums. She has given numerous lectures, workshops, and programs to groups on a wide variety of topics. Ellie currently serves as the Curator of Costumes for the Winnetka Historical Society.

For more information contact Donna J. Nelson, 630.587-2341.