A new exhibit in Irving explores the changing roles of women and attitudes about domestic work through a long-neglected piece of clothing — the apron.

Called Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, the exhibit at the Irving Archives and Museum features aprons from the early 1900s to modern days, tracing the evolution of women and housework and reviewing the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression.

“The exhibit uses aprons as a springboard to look at how women’s roles have changed in the past century,” Museum Director Jennifer Landry said. “For many women, aprons were part of their identity.”

Read the full story at Dallas Morning News.

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