The Historic Bishop Home’s Fall exhibit features its unique and iconic collection of Mid-20th Century Aprons. Aprons date back to ancient times for practical, decorative, and ritualistic purposes. In the 1940s the apron became the symbol of family, mother, and apple pie ideals. As the popularity of the apron increased, the humble garment was decorated and made beautiful. While the apron has been around for a long time, there are practical and sentimental favorites—totems of craft, hard work, and showmanship thrown in for good measure. The exhibit features practical day-to-day aprons as well as delicate handiwork treasures reserved for special occasions and entertaining.