Dear visitors, friends and associates of the Stari Grad Museum,
we are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Happy Easter! / Easter postcards from the first half of the 20th century on Sunday, 14 April 2019 at 12h in the Stari Grad Museum.
In addition to many traditions that occur on Easter, the custom of congratulations and exchange of good wishes is also important. With the innovations in the global postal system, and especially the appearance of the postage stamp in 1840 in the United Kingdom, sending of letters and postcards became easy and affordable. The custom of sending Easter postcards to relatives, friends and acquaintances occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century. These postcards testify to the very lively correspondence of that period and were often the only communication between people separated by great distances.
The exhibition presents a selection from the Stari Grad Museum’s postcard collection containing more than fifty Easter postcards from the first half of the 20th century. Most of them belonged to the collections of teacher Katinka Fabrio and the Ružević family.
The exhibition was realised in collaboration with the Stari Grad Tourist Board and it’s part of the Easter in Stari Grad programme.
We look forward to your visit!