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Mattapoisett Museum

Make a Sailor's Valentine! Co-sponsored with the Mattapoisett Land Trust

Perfect for ages eight and up.

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Make a Sailor's Valentine! Co-sponsored with the Mattapoisett Land Trust
Make a Sailor's Valentine! Co-sponsored with the Mattapoisett Land Trust

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Feb 24, 2023, 11:00 AM

Mattapoisett Museum, 5 Church St, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, USA

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About the Event

Although the exact origins of the Sailor's Valentines are not clear, we know that they were given as a token of affection by sailors to their loved ones.

Sailor's Valentines were most likely not made by the sailors themselves but were handcrafted by women in Barbados, a popular destination amongst whaling ships between 1830-1890. Sailors would then purchase these trinkets at souvenir shops while in port.

We will provide the supplies to make your own Sailor's Valentine. This craft is recommended for ages eight and up.

This event is free but donations are always appreciated.

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