An arrangement of postcard images

Akron Postcard Club

Enter the magical world of postcards. Whether you want to look at postcard images, read old messages, talk collections, or make your own postcards, the Akron Postcard Club is the place for you. We use the David P. Campbell Postcard Collection to explore the history of the postcard and to inspire our monthly meeting themes. We tend to alternate between collections exploration and postcard creation, check the theme descriptions for details.

Meetings are open to anyone curious about postcards – students and community members alike. We meet the last Wednesday* of every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm ET in the Postcard Library at the Institute for Human Science and Culture at the Cummings Center (located on the 4th floor).

The club is free to attend, and new members receive an Akron Postcard Club membership card.

*due to the winter holidays, we do not meet at our regular time in November and December. Instead, we host a special Saturday afternoon meet-up during these months.

Next meeting:
Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Theme: Olive Mudge, A Life in Postcards
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Join the Akron Postcard Club as we host guest speaker Sam Hurst to learn about the antiquarian albums of the David P. Campbell Postcard Collection! We will take a deep dive into albums full of postcards that once belonged to Olive Mudge. The albums provide a glimpse inside the life of a postcard collector in the early decades of the 1900s through the messages and postcards she received from friends and family.

Upcoming Meetings:
Wednesday, April 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
40th Annual National Postcard Week Preparation

Wednesday, May 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
2nd Annual Postcard Show & Tell

Past Meeting Themes:
February 2023: Roadtrip to the Cleveland History Center
January 2023: Embroidery Mini-Masterpieces
November 2022: Postcard Write-A-Thon and Printmaking Demo
October 2022: A Postcard House of Horrors
September 2022: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Postcards
August 2022: A Postcard Roadtrip Down Route 66
July 2022: Postcard BINGO
June 2022: The Magic of Photo-Multigraphs
May 2022: Postcard Show & Tell
April 2022: Prepping for National Postcard Week
March 2022: It's a Feminist Leap Year!
February 2022: Guided "Dig" into Postcard History
January 2022: Vinegar Valentine's
December 2021: Postcard Write-a-Thon Benefitting Local Seniors
October 2021: Halloween Postcards
September 2021: Exploring Akron through Postcards
August 2021: Rotating Wheel Postcards
July 2021: Fancy Writing

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