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, May 31 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Theme: 2nd Annual Postcard Show & Tell
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The theme for our May meeting is “Show & Tell” – a time to show off your own postcards and share the stories that come with them. To accommodate all attendees, we ask that you select a single story to tell and bring a single card or small handful or cards that relate to that story.

What was the card that first made you interested in postcards? Do you collect a particular type of postcards? What postcard reminds you of a special trip? We can’t wait to hear your stories and peek at your postcards!

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

Past Meeting Themes:
April 2023: 40th Annual National Postcard Week Preparation
March 2023: Olive Mudge, A Life in Postcards
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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