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.

Attendees at an Akron Postcard Club meeting

Next meeting:
Saturday, December 2 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Theme: 3rd Annual Postcard Write-A-Thon
When the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop, a friendly message can go a long way to brightening someone's day. Drop-in anytime between 12pm-2pm to write postcards to your neighbors in Summit County who are under the care of the Summit County Probate Court. All supplies (and snacks!) will be provided. The Write-a-Thon is open to all ages!

Location: 73 S. College St. Akron, OH 44325

Upcoming Meetings:

December 2, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
3rd Annual Postcard Write-A-Thon

January 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Create Your Own Valentine’s Collage Postcard
+ "Postcard Spotlight" with Christina Getrost

February 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Year of Confusion: Exploring Leap Year Lore
+ "Postcard Spotlight" with Grace Edwards

March 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bonnets, Bunnies, and Baskets – Oh My!
+ "Postcard Spotlight" with Melanie Mohler

April 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Prep for 41st Annual National Postcard Week
+ "Postcard Spotlight" with Jennifer Davis

May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
3rd Annual Postcard Show & Tell: Speed Dating Style!
+ Post-Meeting Postcard Social

Past Meeting Themes:

October 2023: How We Collect / Postcard Spook & Swap
September 2023: Illicit Mailing - All About the Risqué
August 2023: Put Your “Stamp” on Akron - Everyday Akron Postcard Club Takeover
July 2023: Postcard Jeopardy
June 2023: Posting Postcards with the USPS!
May 2023: 2nd Annual Postcard Show & Tell
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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