Third Thursday at Hoover’s – Spotlight on the Famous Flour Sacks

Third Thursday at Hoover's - Spotlight on the Famous Flour Sacks

Dec 15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room C


As this program will include a live presentation from The Netherlands, we‘ll air the program at noon, and then replay the recorded program at 6 p.m. that evening for our regular evening audience.

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum’s entire collection of decorated Belgian Relief flour sacks from World War I was subjected to a close examination in June 2022. They will present what they discovered in their fascinating two-week search in this episode. They share their insights in both the great variety and similarity in sacks, school-projects, flour residues in dresses, patriotic patterns in the embroidery and needlework and delicate lace edges.

About the Speaker: Annelien van Kempen, visiting researcher from The Netherlands, and Marcus Eckhardt, Hoover Presidential Museum curator, studied every detail and counted 360 items in this unique survey of  war-time American and Canadian flour sacks, decorated by Belgian schoolgirls, women and artists, mainly in 1915.

This is a free virtual program and is open to the public. Join us in Room C or register here to view it from home with ZOOM.