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On February 14, 2016, at 1 p.m. learn about the history of making and giving Valentines with a program presented by Marcia Rowley.This program takes place at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center.
Marcia Rowley is a collector of Valentines from 1920's to 1970's. Most of her Valentines were made in Germany and America. Her collection features a variety of Valentines, including handmade, accordion/fold-out, postcards and kid's Valentines. She will share history as well as information on customs from other countries and their Valentine celebrations.This presentation will take place just prior to the Centennial Film Festival "Escape from Alcatraz" which begins at 2 p.m.
"This is a great opportunity to learn more about this holiday tradition on the actual day. What a neat way to learn by seeing Valentines from other nations." stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/.