Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tonight! An Evening with the Ephemera Collection – Vintage Valentines and other Historic Tokens of Affection @ CHS 2/3/11

Valentine, 1911.
Collection of the California Historical Society

Love is in the air during February and historic tokens of affection will be on display at the California Historical Society for a special one-night event. Bring your sweetheart for a viewing of vintage Valentines alongside historic menus and trade cards from local purveyors. Indulge in sweet treats and wine while perusing the unusual collection of romantic and amusing mementos of love selected from the CHS’s permanent ephemera collection.

This event coincides with the launch of the California Ephemera Project which provides access to the finding aids of ephemera collections at California institutions. The ephemera collections span from 1850 to the present, and contain advertisements, announcements, brochures, catalogs, menus, pamphlets, billheads, theater programs, clippings, bylaws, flyers, tickets, travel guides, and more. Collections represent California businesses, associations, schools, institutions, and clubs; events ranging from world's fairs and earthquakes to parades and protests; buildings and structures, including the construction of Bay Area bridges; and extensive biographical files on both well-known and little-known Californians.

What: An Evening with the Ephemera Collection – featuring a display of Vintage Valentines and other Historic Tokens of Affection

When: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Thursday, February 3, 2011
Where: The California Historical Society Museum
678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105
Cost: $4 Suggested Donation; includes sweet treats and wine
RSVP to 415.357.1848, ext. 229 or
Public Info: 415.357.1848 or
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