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Lectures and Workshops

Keep the Change, An Afternoon with Harley Spiller and his new book Keep the Change: A Collector's Tales of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes and other Curious Currency

changeSunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

Find a penny, pick it up and head to the Voelker Orth Museum for a light-hearted look at U.S. currency. Author Harley J. Spiller began collecting money at age five when, home sick from school, his father tossed him a sack of pennies and a Whitman coin folder.

Spiller has amassed one of America's most extensive collections of unusual financial artifacts along with a wealth of anecdotes and quirky historical details about U.S. currency.

The Museum is hosting an informative and entertaining talk with Mr. Spiller. His talk, like his new book, offers a highly selective tour through currency legends and lore that will inspire a new sense of wonder at the bills that pass through ones hands every day. Audience members are invited to bring their own special coins to swap stories over refreshments following the presentation.

Copies of the book, published by Princeton University Architectural Press will be available for sale.

Light refreshments served after the talk
Admission $5 and $4 for members & students.

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Wednesday, December 9th, 11:00 -1:00 pm

Enjoy the seasonal tradition. In this hands-on workshop led by Urte Schaedle, participants will learn how to compose centerpieces for the holidays and take home their creations. Discover how to work with different varieties of greens, ribbons, and the use of decorative materials, both natural and man-made. An aromatic and visual delight to take home!

Workshop fee: $15, inclusive of materials. Members discounted fee is $12 Please register in advance or call to reserve.


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