Collections Carousel – Bling Apron Vote

What's Your Favorite Bling?

In conjunction with this year’s exhibit, The Apron: Body Armour or Bling, visitors to The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum have enjoyed choosing their favorite bling from a selection of nine aprons culled from the museum’s collections.  For those who have not been able to visit, online voting has commenced and will continue until the end of the year.  The last day to cast your vote is December 31, 2011.  The apron with the most votes will be announced in the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) newsletter and on the museum’s website.  The newsletter is a benefit of membership with MCHS.  Applications are available online ( and at the museum.  To vote for your favorite, post a comment, send an email (, stop at the museum, or give us a call (320/632-4007).   See below for details on each apron.  Note:  You can only vote for one!

1.      Brown cotton apron with crocheted border and colorful handwork (donor – Harold Fisher Collection)  (Top-Left)

2.      Sheer cream apron with no ties and embroidery open work at the waistband and pocket.  (Top-Back-Middle)

3.      White linen half apron with hand embroidery (donor – J.K. Martin Estate).  (Top-Middle)

4.      Pink bib apron brought from Germany in 1889 by Sophie Krueger (donor – Velda Kline) (Back-Middle)

5.      Off-white apron with pink and black embroidery and lace trim (donor – Linda Oman).  (Top-Right)

6.      Ecru apron with six-inch lace borders (donor – Sister Felix Mushel).  (Bottom-Left)

7.      White dotted swiss bib apron trimmed with rickrack (donor – Viola & Frances Landmeier).  (Front-Middle)

8.      Black silk apron with lace inset (donor – J.K. Martin Estate).  (Bottom-Right)

9.      Off-white apron with embroidered initial “V” (donor – Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brown).  (Bottom-Middle)

Detail of #8 - Black Silk Apron With Lace Inset
#9 - Off-White Apron With Embroidered Initial "V"


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