Tag Archives: Spring Cleaning

Spring livin’ suggestions: out with the old, in with the new

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Alright – we are in the final stretch of winter. (We promise!) Only 2 more days ’till it is officially spring. To help you get ready for the season, we are sharing our spring 2014 suggestions – drawing inspiration from Women’s History Month, of course!

Those that I live with may say I’m a bit obsessive about cleaning, but I say I’m just methodical. Maybe Susan Hibbard, the woman who invented the feather duster in 1876 was the same way.  Interestingly, she almost didn’t receive credit for the feather duster. There was a patent fight between her husband and herself, which she won, opening the doors for future women inventors to apply for patents in their own names. In today’s world, it doesn’t really matter who does the cleaning around the house (or who takes credit for it), it only matters that it gets done so we can all move on with more important business like work, spending time with family and maybe even taking up a hobby.

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Spring livin’ suggestions: your best closet ever

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Alright – we are in the final stretch of winter. (We promise!) Only 7 more days ’till it is officially spring. To help you get ready for the season, we are sharing our spring 2014 suggestions – drawing inspiration from Women’s History Month, of course!

We are little obsessed with closets right now. This spring, Professor and Chair of Fashion, and Historic Costume Collection Curator Dr. Connie Korosec will be presenting at our 15th Annual Faculty Lecture Series, “The Best Closet in Cleveland: 30th Anniversary of the Historic Costume Collection.” The College will celebrate fashion thirty years in the making and over 3,500 pieces of 20th Century American fashion, donated by Greater Clevelanders. The lecture (free and open to the public) will be held Tuesday, April 8th at 7PM in the Mullen Little Theater. It’s our very own piece of of women’s history!

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