Remembering Valentine's Day; Historical Society meeting


February 2, 2023

by Leila Oertel

Valentine’s Day is coming up and The Lewis County Historical Society would like to remember and celebrate our traditions of this day. There are many ways to tell someone that they are special and Esther Howland in Wooster Massachusetts started the business of handcrafting cards to send in 1850 in Massachusetts. There were beautiful, crafty, silly, sentimental, saucy, romantic cards and even some “lemon” or vinegar cards with the opposite message were anonymously sent telling someone that they were definitely to stay away.

My school used to have a day of opening up a...

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