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  • January 6, 2015

    Marla Day to talk about World War II impact on fashion Thursday at Discovery Center

    The cost of a pair of new leather shoes was Stamp 17 in War Ration Book 1. Each member of family got one stamp a year. A new pair of nylon hose was out of the question. During World War II, clothing materials were rationed. Hosiery companies developed mending kits to repair nylon, silk and […]

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  • October 3, 2014

    The "flapper" of the Roaring '20s dressed radically different than society had witnessed before.

    Discovery Center exhibit features costume museum garments from 1917-1963

    A flapper dress in startling red and a child’s dress sewn from chicken feed sacks illustrate the swing from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression. Both are part of Flint Hills Forces II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University 1917 – 1963, an exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. The College […]

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  • May 9, 2014

    Costume, textile museum unveils Mad Men-era exhibit in student union

    Mid Century Moderne: fashion, furnishings and furniture a la Mad Men continues through May 23 at the William Kemper Gallery of the Kansas State University Student Union. The popular 1960s theme was chosen to coincide with the season finale of the hit television series Mad Men. The exhibit was created by Marla Day, senior curator […]

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  • March 26, 2014

    Spring means daffodils and Open House

    Test your voice health. Munch popcorn and watch a movie. Dress up like a K-State athlete. These are among the activities planned at the College of Human Ecology during the annual All-University Open House on Saturday, April 5. Eight colleges are represented at the Manhattan campus open house, offering activities, projects, displays, food and entertainment […]

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  • January 21, 2014

    Details from the 15 quilted works on display in Justin Hall.

    150 Shades of Purple quilt show displayed in Justin Hall

    One Hundred Fifty Shades of Purple. Who knew? The shades have been quilted into masses of stitches and patterns now on display throughout Justin Hall. The exhibit, presented by the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, will hang until March 28. Fourteen quilts and one apron, exhibited in 11 cases, exemplify an array of quilting techniques: […]

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  • April 4, 2013

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    Barbara Anderson named ATID department head

    Barbara Anderson, an authority on historic preservation and sustainability, has been named head of the department of apparel, textiles and interior design at Kansas State University. Anderson was selected after a nationwide search. She has served as interim head of the department for three years. An associate professor, Anderson has a Bachelor of Architecture from […]

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  • February 19, 2013

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    Costume, textile museum contributes to Museum of Wonder exhibition at Beach

    The special exhibition at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art showcases university artifacts gathered to celebrate Kansas State University's 150-year land-grant heritage. Fifteen of those artifacts are from the College of Human Ecology’s Historic Costume and Textile Museum, said Marla Day, senior curator in apparel textiles and interior design. Others in "The Museum of […]

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  • October 10, 2012

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    Marla Day to tell stories antique garments reveal

    Clothing talks. At least it does to Marla Day, curator of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum. She will lecture on "Clues in the Calico" at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The presentation is part of a series connected with the current exhibition called “Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, […]

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  • September 25, 2012

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    Costume Museum a partner in Discovery Center's "Forces" exhibit

    An exhibition entitled “Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University” at The Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan is the result of an 18-month collaboration by six organizations, including the Historic Costume and Textile Museum in the College of Human Ecology and the Morse Department of Special Collections at the K-State […]

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  • September 7, 2012

    Purple pride on display: Play Non-Trivial Pursuit at the CHE tent at K-State Day at the fair Sept. 9

    Kansas State University will roll out the purple carpet at the 2012 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The first Sunday of the fair, Sept. 9, is designated as K-State Day with the university as the day's official sponsor. The College of Human Ecology set up south of 4-H Centennial Hall will be there with the […]

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