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Museum Exhibit Speaker to talk about the Hallmark Cards Archives on Oct. 12
POSTED: 09/20/2017
Hallmark Cards Historian Samantha Bradbeer will share stories from the Hallmark Cards Archives when she is the speaker for a special event at the Johnson County Museum in mid-October.

This program is called Museum Exhibit Speaker and will take place on Oct. 12 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located in the former King Louie Building at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The Hallmark Archives houses a vast and diverse history of graphic design trends, and documents the greeting card industry over two hundred years. The significance of these holdings stem from Hallmark founder J.C. Hall’s encouragement for a high level of quality and creativity and a longstanding tradition of support for the arts. Bradbeer will talk about how a holiday becomes a card-sending occasion, as well as stories behind the holidays.

To find this program in JCPRD's online listings at, browse first under adult and then under special events. Note that this is a change of speakers from the topic originally announced in the September through December issue of the My JCPRD Activities catalog.

This program will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. The cost for one two-hour program is $15 per person for adults, or $12 for museum members. Members should call (913) 831-3359 to receive their discount. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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