Would you be my ‘vinegar’ Valentine?

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Felix Vallé House State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve will celebrate the traditional holiday of love this Valentine’s Day with a choice of sour or sweet.


According to a news release, Valentine’s Day has been celebrated many different ways throughout its history.


One of the most iconic styles of valentine cards, vinegar valentines, originated in the 19th century.


Paper filigree; elaborate ribbons; and funny, sometimes snarky, poems marked the ideal valentine for that specific someone.



Stop by the interpretive room of the Shaw House Feb. 1-4 and 8-11 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to make your own valentine card while supplies last. Whether your card is sweet or vinegar is up to you.


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.


For more information, contact the site office at 200 Merchant St., Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, or call 573-883-7102.