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Posted on: November 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] “A Frank Journey Through Textiles” presented by Autumn Langemeier at the Kearney Public Library

Textile from Frank Collection

Kearney Public Library and UNK-History Department welcome you to the history brown bag lunch series Wednesday, December 1 from noon-1:00 pm. Autumn Langemeier will present “A Frank Journey Through Textiles.”

Textiles are often displayed in museum collections as examples of period life.  However, textiles and related items can also be valuable sources of information for researchers.  Using examples from the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture textile collection, Autumn Langemeier will discuss some of the information that can be found in textiles as well as the value of discussing textile work in historic spaces.

Autumn Langemeier has a Master of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  She specializes in women's history and material culture.  She has designed an upcoming exhibit at the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture to discuss class in the late 1800s through the medium of textiles.  She is currently teaching at the University of Nebraska at Kearney as an adjunct instructor.  In her spare time, she collects vintage and antique sewing machines and other items related to needlecraft.

Mark your calendars for this ongoing series on January 5 with a presentation by April White from the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture and the University of Nebraska – Kearney History Department. 

This program is free and open to the public so bring your lunch and learn! This collaborative program is presented by UNK-History Department, and the Kearney Public Library. 

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