Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Braden Murray

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Muse!
 
Valentines Day cards first became popular in the late 1800s when advances in technology meant they could be printed and mailed cheaply. By 1900 millions of cards were being sent every year!
 
This card was donated to the Museum by Gloria Alcock. It was originally sent to Gloria’s mother, Grace Jardine, from a special friend named Howard. It is a classic Victorian style card, but we think it was printed sometime around 1930.

Did you know?

In 1870 the Wolseley Expedition went through this area on route to the Red River Valley. Major General Garnet Wolseley got impatient and set out to cross the lake in a storm.  He got lost on the Lake of the Woods for two whole days!