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Bartlesville Area History Museum offering Valentine’s Day Traditions Program

Posted: January 25, 2019

BAHM Education Coordinator, Betty Keim will present a program on the history and traditions of Valentine’s Day on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

Valentine’s Day is steeped in tradition and mystery, evidence leads us to believe that the day originated with the pre-Roman festival Lupercalia.  While there are other speculations on its origins, ultimately around the fourteenth century it became known as the ‘Day of Romance.”

It certainly is the Day of Romance in America— as statistics reveal over the last several years, approximately 58 million pounds of chocolate are sold the week of Valentine’s Day, in addition consumers spent a near-record $19.6 billion dollars on the holiday in 2018.

Join Betty Keim and discover further history and facts about Washington County love stories of yesterday and today.  

The museum is located on the fifth floor of City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave. Admission is free and donations are always welcome. BAHM is open 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 918-338-4294.

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