Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History
Forgot to mention that the “Greetings from Hoboken” postcard exhibit was extended through August 3rd.
Additionally, a companion book was published too!
Come for the book, stay for the cake!
Museum members and the general public are invited to a reception on Sunday, August 3, from 2-5pm. to celebrate the arrival of the companion book, Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History, based on our current exhibition. All those who made a donation in support of the project will receive their hardcover copy of the book at the reception. A limited number of hardcover and extra copies of the softcover editions will be available for purchase as well ($35 / $25). The book was edited by Bob Foster, Museum Director, and designed by McKevin Shaughnessy.
Nearly 400 of these brightly colored images are on display through Sunday, August 3, in an exhibition of postcards from the Museum’s own collections that presents a lively portrait of a booming young city, proud of its fine homes, new businesses and thriving shipping industry. And check out the Upper Gallery display of winning postcard designs by Hoboken School chirldren!
Since the Hoboken Historical Museum will be closed through January 19th, those of you suffering from “Museum Withdrawal” can be rest assured that two nice new exhibits will open up for your historical pleasure on Sunday January 20th, from 2-5pm.
The big event is the “Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History,” which covers the city’s boom years from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s, as well as “Waterfront as Muse: 1960’s Photographs by Guy Ciarcia,” which is an award-winning photographer’s re-interpretation of photos he took in his younger years of the NYC skyline and Hudson County Waterfront.
See you there!