The History of Sailor’s Valentines with Gregg Roberts at Sturgis Library

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Date(s) - April 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sturgis Library


Award winning artist, Gregg Roberts, will be giving a lecture on the history of Sailor’s Valentines, a traditional style of folk-art once crafted by sailors in the whaling industry. These designs utilize a broad selection of natural shells and flat rope knotting techniques painstakingly made by the artist. Roberts will discuss both what goes into creating such works and the cultural significance of the tradition. His work will be on display in our lobby throughout April.

FREE to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required. Call 508-362-6636, send an email to or online at
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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