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The Mercer Museum Presents Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork Of American Recollections

In the 2009 film Julie & Julia, a strand of pearls comes to represent everything that Amy Adams’ character adores about her idol, Julia Child — specifically the poise and elegance in the mastery of the culinary arts that she herself lacks.

The kitchen, realm of smells and tastes and sense memory, is perhaps the best spot for brewing up symbols of day-to-day life. The apron especially might call up images of grandmothers and apple pie, or fathers and their insatiable need to pull out “Kiss the Cook” aprons every time a summer barbeque rolls around.

Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, an exhibition opening at the Mercer Museum in Bucks County this Saturday, October 6, stokes up American memories of those who have donned the garb of choice for kitchen warriors everywhere.

This simple fabric symbol has shared alike the lives of a Holocaust survivor, a biology professor from Mali, Africa and a 111-year-old mother and her only child — illustrated with 155 vintage aprons, 46 photographic portraits and a series of personal narratives.

For a bit of fun with no-strings-attached, stop by the Mercer Museum through January 13.

Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections at the Mercer Museum
When: October 6-January 13
Where: 84 S. Pine Street, Doylestown
Cost: Members Free, Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children (6-17) $6
More info: www.mercermuseum.org

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