All aprons donated to Apron Museum
May 30, 2012
Frances Edwards, Marilyn McAtee, and Ginger Manley, three contributors to Gotcha Covered: A Legacy of Service and Protection, traveled from Nashville, TN to Iuka, MS, to deliver all the aprons to the Apron Museum. The ladies fueled up at the world famous Loveless Cafe before heading out for the 135 mile ride down the Natchez Trace Parkway to tiny (pop. 2900) Iuka, MS, county seat of Tishomingo County.
The Apron Museum, located on one side of the town square, has been operated by Carolyn Terry since 2006. She plans to soon expand her very full space into adjoining quarters that are awaiting a repurposing. When that is done she will have lots of room to properly display her collection of hundreds of vintage as well as brand new aprons and all kinds of apron gear.
It was bittersweet to turn our aprons over to new custodians. Most of these aprons originated in the community of Telford, TN, handmade in the 1950’s and 1960’s by ladies who lived in that little farming village in the upper eastern part of the state. In 2006 they were moved to Middle Tennessee while they were the stars of our book, and now they have moved on a permanent place to be in the company of so many similarly loved aprons.
We who have participated in The Nurses’ Apron Partnership are grateful to have had this experience, and we look forward to knowing of further growth and success with Carolyn and her volunteer assistant (and former nurse), Charlotte, at the Apron Museum.