Kitchen Kitchen aprons will be the topic of March 10 Learning in Retirement program for 60-plus

Kitchen aprons will be the focus of a presentation by Carolyn Stucky, a Mennonite farm wife and college instructor from rural Inman, at the ?60+? Learning in Retirement Program, March 10.

Stucky will exhibit several aprons from her extensive collection and describe how their changing designs and fabrics reflect the changing roles of women in the home and society.

Her presentation, titled ?Aprons: Blest be the Ties,? will beginat 10 a.m. Monday in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center at Tabor College.

Stucky, whose collection of nearly 200 aprons dating from the late 1800s to the present, said each one represents how, over the decades, the roles of women have changed.

?Women?s aprons not only provide a direct tie to our personal stories, but to our shared history as well,? Stucky said.

Raised in Henderson, Neb., Stucky attended Bethel College for two years before graduating from the Kansas State University School of Home Economics.

She has been a registered dietician for 35 years and currently teaches at Hutchinson Community College.

She and her husband, Ronald, farm wheat near Inman and are active in the Hoffnunsau Mennonite Church.

The public is welcome to attend all Learning in Retirement programs. Fees are $3 per session or $15 per semester ($28 per couple).

Registration and discount cards for lunch in the cafeteria will be available at the door during the half hour before the meeting.

For more information, contact the coordinator at 620-947-3121 or 947-5964.

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