Don’t miss your chance to make your own Victorian inspired valentine! Come dressed in your favorite Victorian attire and leave with something you will be proud to send to your special valentine … or all of them!
Printed Valentine cards first appeared in the 18th century, simple sheets with a written verse. Soon afterwards the traditional symbols began to appear – Cupid, flowers and hearts. The sending of Valentine cards rapidly increased in the 19th century as improvements in printing techniques and the postal service made it more affordable. The Victorians developed highly decorative cards using materials such as paper lace, feathers, tiny mirrors and even hair.
Registration: $25 ($20 museum members)
Fee includes refreshments (tea, finger sandwiches, quiche and petit fours) and all valentine materials. Ages 7+.
Space is extremely limited, reserve your spot today by calling (860) 425-5563. Participants may now register online by clicking here!