Love because it was expressed within the nineteenth century was celebrated within the twenty first century with a valentine workshop at Stuhr Museum.
Individuals on Saturday got the possibility to create their very own romantic valentines in a wide range of historic types.
The occasion, hosted by Kay Cynova, Stuhr director of interpretive assets, was the primary such occasion for the Grand Island museum.
Valentines are available a wide range of shapes and types, that are put along with romantic sentiments to present to a different, Cynova stated.
“There’s so many various sorts of valentines that it’s nearly tough to speak about in a very brief time period,” she stated.
On show at Stuhr have been examples of historic valentines and books on the historical past of the vacation follow.
Within the nineteenth century, it was extra widespread for gents to present valentines to women, Cynova defined.
One model of valentine was the “love knot.”
This makes use of cutouts, doilies and gold card inventory.
Every participant acquired sheets of “scraps,” little cutouts that have been in style within the nineteenth century for making a valentine, amongst different objects.
“It’s like making snowflakes,” she stated. “You’d have the paper folded in such a means that you may make the simple cuts, after which when you unfold it, you’ll write your love sentiment on the love knot, and that will be the valentine you give.”