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Popping Pop-Up Valentines


What’s Happening?

One Sunday of the month, the Neill-Cochran House Museum opens its doors to feature hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, self-paced tours, and space to picnic in the shade.

Long before one could pick up a tablet and conjure a streaming video at the touch of a finger, the pop-up book was a popular sensation, engaging the imagination in a way that flat images and text never could. By designing and building our own pop-ups, we’ll get to think a little bit about the know-how it took to bring these familiar childhood books into our homes and lives – and create something for your valentine, too!

We’ll have examples of a different ways of creating a pop-up image along with all the materials and decorating supplies you’ll need. Staff and volunteers will be available to help with designs and pop-up card making, and we’ll also have pre-made pop-ups that younger kids (or anyone so inclined!) can decorate.

Pop on by!

Our monthly Sunday Funday series is free with the price of museum admission. This is a drop-in event; it is not necessary to arrive at 1:00pm nor stay until 4:00pm to enjoy the activity. Because this workshop involves paints and markers, we recommend wearing clothing that won’t mind a few stains and blotches. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is happy to provide free parking for our guests.

This event will take place outdoors with social distancing measures in place. For the safety of all visitors and staff we request that everyone wears a mask at all times while on site. 

One Sunday of the month, the Neill-Cochran House Museum opens its doors to feature hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, self-paced tours, and space to picnic in the shade.

Long before one could pick up a tablet and conjure a streaming video at the touch of a finger, the pop-up book was a popular sensation, engaging the imagination in a way that flat images and text never could. By designing and building our own pop-ups, we’ll get to think a little bit about the know-how it took to bring these familiar childhood books into our homes and lives – and create something for your valentine, too!

We’ll have examples of a different ways of creating a pop-up image along with all the materials and decorating supplies you’ll need. Staff and volunteers will be available to help with designs and pop-up card making, and we’ll also have pre-made pop-ups that younger kids (or anyone so inclined!) can decorate.

Pop on by!

Our monthly Sunday Funday series is free with the price of museum admission. This is a drop-in event; it is not necessary to arrive at 1:00pm nor stay until 4:00pm to enjoy the activity. Because this workshop involves paints and markers, we recommend wearing clothing that won’t mind a few stains and blotches. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is happy to provide free parking for our guests.

This event will take place outdoors with social distancing measures in place. For the safety of all visitors and staff we request that everyone wears a mask at all times while on site. 

About The Organization
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is located in the heart of Austin, TX, just a few minutes walk from the UT-Austin campus. We steward the city's 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin's only intact slave quarters. We share our site, Austin, and Texas history from the city's birth in 1839 up to 1930 through historically furnished spaces as well as numerous rotating art and history exhibitions. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the museum office at 512.478.2335 or info@nchmuseum.org.
When & Where?
From Feb 14, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021
Wed: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thu: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street
Austin, Texas
Free

Special Instructions
Free parking behind the Museum!

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