Current Exhibitions

“Messages of Love: A Study of Victorian Valentine Cards ”

Valentine’s Day has been a popular observance for centuries, even though the origins are debated. One of the popular traditions is to give a significant other a card as a token of affection. Cards as we know them today developed during the Victorian Era. The Banning Museum proudly presents the exhibition “Messages of Love: A Study of Victorian Valentine Cards”, concentrating on the history of the cards and their evolution.  All the valentines included in this exhibit are from the time period, not replicas. Special thanks to Geraldine Knatz who donated her valentine collection to make this exhibition possible.

This exhibition is now on display in the Harlyne & Kenneth Norris Visitor Center through August 2017.