As part of their Sunday Funday series, the Neill-Cochran House Museum will host a special love-inspired activity on Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. This month, visitors will have the unique opportunity to design and build pop-up Valentine’s Day cards. The museum is located at 2310 San Gabriel St.
Long before one could pick up a tablet and conjure a streaming video at the touch of a finger, the pop-up book was a popular sensation, engaging the imagination in a way that flat images and text never could. By making original pop-ups, visitors will have the opportunity to understand the know-how it took in the 19th century to bring these familiar childhood keepsakes into our homes and lives.
The museum will have examples of different ways to create a pop-up images, along with all the materials and decorating supplies needed to create something lovely and unique. Staff and volunteers will be available to help with designs and pop-up card making. Pre-made pop-ups will be available for younger kids (or anyone) that can be easily decorated.
The Sunday Funday series is free with the price of museum admission. This is a drop-in event, so it is not necessary to stay all afternoon. Because this workshop involves paints and markers, organizers recommend wearing clothing that can stand a few stains and blotches. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.nchmuseum.org.