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Dates:Saturday, February 11, 2023 - Saturday, February 11, 2023
Hours:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
Category:Arts & Crafts

Make a special sailorís valentine for someone you love!

On Saturday, February 11, we will provide the materials to create a one-of-a-kind valentine in the style of this popular 19th century souvenir.

All you have to bring is the creativity!

This drop-in activity is free to Museum visitors.

What is a sailorís valentine?

These works of art are made by arranging small seashells in a symmetrical pattern, commonly in an octagonal box.

They were a popular souvenir purchased by sailors for their sweethearts back home and often featured a symbol of love at the center.

While the name suggests that the sailors created these themselves, most were created and purchased on the island of Barbados.

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Free with Admission Donation



Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, PO BOX 291812, Charlestown, MA, 02129 map
Phone: 617-426-1812


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