Exhibit: Domestic Technology: Making Housework Easier
Friday, November 19 through Saturday, February 26
Clark County Museum

Las Vegas Weekly: The Clark County Museum’s latest exhibit is a fun look at the history of household gadgets. >>

From KNPR News 88.9 - From Vacuums to Eggbeaters: A Century of Domestic TechnologyListen to an interview with Mark Hall-Patton regarding the exhibit >>

 

Las Vegas Review Journal: 'Domestic Technology' highlights evolving household tools and retro advertising >>

The County Museum will have a free open reception for the public to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit "Domestic Technology", from 5-7pm, on November 19, 2010

Clark County Museum presents its latest exhibit: DOMESTIC TECHNOLOGY: MAKING HOUSEWORK EASIER, a look at 150 years of innovations in how we cook and clean our homes.  From brooms to vacuums, eggbeaters to mixers, ovens to microwaves, appliances have both changed dramatically, and in some cases, stood the test of time.  Artifacts, vintage television commercials, and print ads tell the story of how manufacturers have tried, successfully and not, to make housework easier. 

Many of the museum artifacts may stir memories of visitors, while providing insight on how housework chores have changed through the past 150 years. Once only women’s work, our modern appliances and innovations now help any and all household partners share both the responsibility of earning a living, as well as the daily and weekly chores that domesticity demands.

Today’s domestic scene is a far cry from when the “little woman” stayed home all day cooking and cleaning, sewing, washing and ironing, and canning and storing food for times of austerity.  New ways of doing these chores, as demonstrated by the companies which manufactured these innovations, were often part of the advertising.  In addition, color schemes and designs also changed with, and reflected, the times.  From utilitarian to chic, the new tools and products clearly mirrored the times in which they were made.

The Clark County exhibition runs from November 19, 2010 through February 26, 2011. The Clark County Museum is located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89002. The museum is open daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information call (702) 455-7955

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