Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14 as a day to show your loved ones you care through greetings and gifts. Some say that Valentine’s Day has similarities to the Roman festival Lupercalia, which honors the coming of spring. While the origin is vague, the tradition still remains! The first commercial valentines were printed in the US in the mid-1800s. To honor this tradition, stop by the Muscatine Art Center Saturday, February 12 anytime between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. to make your own valentines. We’ll have Victorian-inspired valentines as well as more modern versions for you to make. Plus, view vintage valentines from the Muscatine Art Center’s permanent collection and enjoy some sweet candies while you create. Registrations are not required for this free family workshop.

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