“Post Cards: the Forgotten Art Form” Exhibit

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Date(s) - 04/01/2017 - 06/30/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fairport Historical Museum


In the days before email, holidays, birthdays and other special events were commemorated with postcards. A new exhibit, “Post Cards: the Forgotten Art Form,” is currently on display at the Fairport Museum (18 Perrin Street). This exhibit features more than 140 postcards dating to the early 1900s, and contains the collections of several different individuals.

Perinton Historical Society president Bob Hunt and his wife, Cindy Wood Hunt, inherited their collection in 1998 when Bob’s stepmother Elizabeth Rhodes Hunt, born in 1909, died. According to Bob, his stepmother and her siblings received postcards on the holidays from their relatives; those in the exhibit are ones she saved.

In 1906 little Thomas Blyler was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas received postcards as a young child from his maternal, unmarried great-great aunts, and Thomas’ mother collected and saved the cards for her young son. When Thomas died in 1991, the postcards were handed down to his daughter, Fairport resident Carolyn Blyler French, who has graciously loaned them to the museum for this exhibit.

The beautiful artwork and amazing coloring of all the postcards in the exhibit are sights to behold. The Perinton Historical Society is fortunate to have these pieces of art on display to share with museum visitors .

All are encouraged to visit this free exhibit during regular museum hours. More information at www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org