“Apron Strings,” the new gallery show which just opened at the Dekker Huis Museum in Zeeland features, what else — aprons. The principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she had only a few. It dried children’s tears, wiped dirty ears as well as runny noses. It carried eggs from the coop, vegetables from the garden and apples fallen from the tree. When dinner was ready Grandma waved her apron from the porch to summon men folk from the field.
“Apron Strings” will run all summer.
The museum is located at 37 E. Main Ave. in downtown Zeeland and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and donations are accepted.