Daily Archives: September 23, 2009

Duncan Hines Collection Used in National Web Site

Duncan Hines ice cream adUnveiled in early August,“The Story of Duncan Hines 1908 – Today” recently went online. Featuring images from the Duncan Hines Collection, this web site explores the history behind the Duncan Hines brand of food products, which is owned by Pinnacle Foods, a sponsor of the ongoing exhibit, Recommended by Duncan Hines.


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Writeup on Dress in Civil War Exhibit

Civil War Dress reproductionThe fall issue of Dress magazine includes a writeup on the reproduction of a Civil War era dress included in the A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky exhibit. Made by Dr. Martha Jenkins, a long time museum volunteer and retired faculty member from the Consumer & Family Sciences Department at WKU, the reproduction is based on a circa 1867 dress worn in Paris, Kentucky. Constructed from silk drapery fabric and other materials, this garment required more than 100 hours to research and reproduce.


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Footwear Featured in Knitting Magazine

stockingsA pair of brightly colored striped stockings are featured in an article in the Fall 2009 issue of Interweave Knits. Written by Joanne Seiff, the author of several books on knitting and fiber production, the article explores the possibility that this footwear was made by Mrs. James M. Jones of Warren County, KY.

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