There was a one-room schoolhouse in Henderson City, Illinois where Blanch Winifred White Whiteman taught for many years. Instead of getting apples from her students, they showed their appreciation with gifts of many colorful aprons. Through the years her collection grew and her family didn’t have the heart to dispose of them. She had an apron for all occasions.
The collection is now in the hands of her only son, Stanley Whiteman of Baileys Harbor. Stan’s wife, Jane, helps take care of the aprons and makes them available to interested groups. The aprons will be displayed at the Old Anderson House Museum at the Corner of the Past from Aug. 24 to Sept. 1. The museum is located on the corner of Highway 57, Country Lane and 10310 Fieldcrest Rd in Sister Bay. Museum hours are 10 am – 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The $5 admission includes a tour of the 16 historic buildings featured at the Corner of the Past.