The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum’s entire collection of decorated Belgian Relief flour sacks from World War I was subjected to a close examination in June 2022. They will present what they discovered in their fascinating two-week search. They share their insights in both the great variety and similarity in sacks, school-projects, flour residues in dresses, patriotic patterns in the embroidery and needlework and delicate lace edges. About the Speaker: Annelien van Kempen, visiting researcher from The Netherlands, and Marcus Eckhardt, Hoover Presidential Museum curator, studied every detail and counted 360 items in this unique survey of war-time American and Canadian flour sacks, decorated by Belgian schoolgirls, women and artists, mainly in 1915.
This is a free virtual program and is open to the public. Join us in Room C or visit our website to pre-register to view from home via ZOOM.More Information
Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA
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