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Postcards! with Jim Buzza

When Nov 21, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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"... but I don't collect postcards; what's the big deal about them?"


Postcards can be so much more than the passion of a limited number of specialized collectors! Come to Decorah Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, November 21, to find out why postcards are not simply little pieces of paper that someone sent through the mail once upon a time. Presenter Jim Buzza will explain what the “big deal” about postcards is by offering a brief introduction to postcard history and sharing a wide variety of examples of postcards through the years.


What are postcards, beyond something that was mailed? Postcards can be historical documents and primary research tools, they may be beautiful works of art that are delightful for holiday decorating, or they might be treasured pieces of family history. Postcards might also serve as surprising supplements to an existing collecting area.


Jim Buzza has been actively studying and collecting postcards for about forty years. He has shared his findings, his collections, and his passion with library audiences around the region. The Decorah Public Library program is intended to offer an informative and entertaining look at this important part of history that too often lies buried in albums in the attic. Attendees are invited to bring their curiosity, their specific questions, and their own postcards for identification and evaluation. 


The program is free and open to the public.  .