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Valentines: Flattery and Insults

Saturday, January 9, 2021 to Thursday, March 25, 2021
10:51am to 4:51pm
Rates/Admission Prices

Free admission.

Location
Rogers Historical Museum
313 S. Second Street
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation

Thursday - Saturday | 10am to 4pm

You are invited to learn about the origins of Valentine’s Day and the history of the Valentine card in Valentines: Flattery and Insults, a special traveling exhibit organized by Blair-Murrah Exhibitions. This exhibit will be open at the Rogers Historical Museum.

For centuries, St. Valentine’s Day on February 14 has been celebrated as a day of love. It has long been a tradi-tion for couples to exchange love tokens on this day in the form of cards with messages ranging from flattering poems of love’s desire to humorous, and sometimes insulting, jokes playing on the emotions of the receiver. It was once commonplace for these cards of amorous affection to be hand-crafted using such supplies at hand as embossed paper, ornate lace work and colorful ribbons. This began to change by the mid-nineteenth century when stationary manufacturers began to commercialize on the holiday by printing inexpensive Valentine cards. This exhibit showcases a sampling of hand-made and commercial Valentine cards from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and examines how their designs were influenced by trends in popular culture.

In accordance with the City of Rogers Covid-19 policy, acceptable face coverings are required to be worn over your mouth and nose during your visit. Please be prepared upon arrival to have your temperature checked and to answer a few ADH screening questions.
Due to the pandemic, The Rogers Historical Museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org or call 479-621-1154. General admission is free.