Pre-Valentine’s Day Ladies Night Out

The-history-of-valentine-day-coverFriday, February 12  6-9 pm
Mount Prospect Historical Society
101 S. Maple
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Did you ever wonder how all of those romantic Valentine’s Day traditions got started and who St. Valentine really was?

Gather your girlfriends for a fun night of Valentine history and lore from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s Dietrich Friedrichs House Museum, 101 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. This fun evening will be part traveling exhibit, part historical talk and part workshop.

Learn about the rich and romantic history of Valentines and St. Valentine himself; who sent the oldest Valentine that is still in existence and what it said; and even how sending paper Valentines to loved ones caught on in so many places.  These and other questions will be answered in this fun and informative presentation by Ellie Carlson of Ellie Presents. (

Valentine_Day-Tradition_and_HistoryBefore the presentation explore the Historical Society Dietrich Friedrichs House Museum where you’ll unlock the mysteries  of old fashioned courtship rituals; discover the hidden meanings of different types of flowers; satisfy your taste buds with some decadent chocolate and a glass of wine; and stock up on some romantic winter reading at the used romance novel book sale.   After the presentation, create a homemade Valentine to send to a loved-one during a make-and-take session.

Reservations can be made for $10 in advance at the museum or via PayPal. Last-minute decision-makers may also purchase tickets on the day of the event but the cost will be $12 per person at that time.

Please contact the Society at 847/392-9006 or click here to register.


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