Hilltown Families


Handmade Valentine Cards are tokens of friendship and kindness while connecting and expanding an age-old tradition.

Esther Howland, a Mt. Holyoke graduate and Worcester native, began designing fancy valentine cards in 1848, Learn about the local roots of the Valentine this weekend while making your own valentines and viewing displays of antique valentines at these Western MA events…

MYO Handmade Valentine Workshop Brings Families Together On Friday, January 25th, Hilltown Families and the Art Garden presented a Make Your Own Handmade Valentines Workshop, as part of a 3-part free Friday family workshop series in Shelburne Falls. Families with children of all ages gathered to make Valentines together. Getting crafty with family, friends and neighbors in a community art space like The Art Garden, builds relationships, affords opportunities to share and… Read More

Will You Be Mine? An Exhibition of Early Valentines An Exhibit, Ground Floor of Dwight Hall at Mount Holyoke College February 3 – February 22, 2009 Each year, the Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, display valentines from the collection in honor of Esther Howland, a Mount Holyoke alumna credited with having established the commercial valentine industry in the United States. Howland graduated from… Read More

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