Greetings from Chatham-Kent
Historic Chatham-Kent Postcard Exhibit January 21 - April 23, 2017
This winter, the Chatham-Kent Museum will celebrate postcards with its exhibit, “Greetings from Chatham-Kent,” showcasing our collection of historic Chatham-Kent postcards. From January 21 to April 23, 2017, escape the cold outside and warm your heart with the nostalgic greetings of yesteryear at the Chatham-Kent Museum.
Postcards first hit the scene in Canada when a pre-stamped, pictureless postal stationery card was issued on June 1, 1871. At that time, for the grand total of one cent, buyers could purchase both the card and delivery to any address within the Dominion. See how the postcard has changed by looking at over a century of cards from the Chatham-Kent Museum collection.
Visit the exhibit and explore the fun, interactive activities that are part of “Greetings from Chatham-Kent.” For the duration of the display, visitors will be able to browse a wide variety of scenes representing every community in Chatham-Kent and vote for their favourite. The top ten postcards will be featured in a special exhibit coming in summer 2017. Visitors will also be able to fill out their own postcard to send to a special someone.
The Chatham-Kent Museum is located at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William Street North, Chatham. Open daily from 1:00PM-5:00PM