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The Art of Handwriting Gallery Talk
March 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Enjoy a curator’s gallery talk in The Art of Handwriting exhibit where you will learn about the history of penmanship, see outstanding examples of handwriting over the centuries, and learn about cursive instruction in the past and today. In this talk, you will see a variety of artifacts from autograph books to instructional manuals to letters signed by President Franklin Pierce and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
After the talk, try your hand at Spencerian, Palmer Method and Vertical Writing with a fountain or a calligraphy pen. Practice sheets are provided. Once you have perfected your writing, make a 19th century-style calling card to take home with you.
Do they still teach cursive in schools? Find out at this gallery talk!
Gallery talks are free with museum admission ($3/ free for members, children under 12).