Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Art of the Valentine

For St. Valentine’s Day, Brenda Miller, an expert in the art of papercutting with scissors, will offer a Scherenschnitte class in the Steuben House, 1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661 from 1 to 4 PM, on Sunday, February 14, 2010. Limited to 30 participants, age 14 and older, the cost is $30.

Students will cut and frame a 6" x 6" heart-and-flower design. All required materials, including cutting mats, paper, transfer paper, glass, frames and foam core will be provided, but students are asked to bring a sharp scissors and/or an X-acto knife. A brief history of the craft will be provided. For workshop reservations, send SASE and remittance to BCHS Paper Cutting, PO Box 55, River Edge, NJ 07661. No refunds or exchanges. For info, call 201-679-5182 or 201-343-9492. To visit our website or to make reservations through Paypal, visit: http://www.bergencountyhistory.org

The restored 18th century tavern in the Campbell-Christie House, a Gift Shop, a working Jersey Dutch Out-Kitchen, and the recently restored Demarest House will be open to all visitors on St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010, from 1 to 5 PM. Refreshments will be available for $5 donation. The Bergen County Historical Society will display an 1838 Valentine with an elaborate cut-paper border, inscribed with a poem, which includes a marriage proposal to Henry Bertholf, Sr., of Amos St., New York, from a secret admirer in Bergen, NJ.

BCHS is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, founded in 1902, to develop public appreciation for Bergen County's remarkable past. To preserve and perpetuate the lessons of history, your membership is encouraged.

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