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Seasons Greetings from Arlington: Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments

December 21, 2013

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Arlington Historical Museum at the Hume School

1805 South Arlington Ridge Road

Arlington, Virginia 22202

In celebration of the holidays, the Arlington Historical Society is hosting a free and fun activity for the whole family to create greeting cards and holiday ornaments at the Arlington Historical Museum. This is inspired by the museum’s newest exhibit, “Seasons Greetings From Arlington: Christmas Cards & Ornaments to Decorate the Holidays: 1920-1940.” Visitors can learn about Art Deco designs and experiment creatively while adding to their home holiday decorations. This will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The holiday greeting card exhibit features antique seasonal greeting cards and Christmas tree ornaments from the Arlington Historical Society’s collection. Many of the cards feature the Art Deco design of the period, and the exhibit shows how card designs changed as the Great Depression began in 1929 and Art Deco gave way to more traditional winter scenes. The cards were discovered in a box in the attic of an Arlington home and donated to the historical society in 2013. This is the first time they’ve been on display since they were originally delivered eighty years ago.

The exhibit runs through January 19, 2014 at the Arlington Historical Museum at the Hume School. The museum is located at 1805 South Arlington Ridge Road, and is open from 1:00-4:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays.


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