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The Extraordinary Aprons of Evelina Grimes 

March 13 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Extraordinary Aprons of Evelina Grimes Presentation

March 13, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.

Location: La Crosse County Library, 741 Oak Avenue South, Onalaska, WI

Join Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for this fascinating presentation!

Aprons are usually utilitarian accessories, but a large number of aprons, now at Vesterheim, were made by one woman for the reasons of self expression and public entertainment. Evelina Oppegard Grimes was well known to Minnesota community groups in the 1960s and 1970s as the creator of “apron art.” The program introduces Grimes, then focuses on the themes and decorative techniques used on the 122 aprons. 

This presentation is open to the public at the La Crosse County Library. No registration is required.

Questions? Contact Kim Toussaint, Associate Director of Development, at ktoussaint@vesterheim.org or 563-382-9681.

Vesterheim staff members can give presentations to cultural, community, and church groups on a variety of topics. Find more information about presentation options and how to schedule one for your group here.


March 13
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM