'My Journey of Postcard Collecting by J.O. Parker is topic of the Pow. Co. Hist. and Gen. Society program
The Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society will host J. O. Parker as he shares “My Journey of Postcard Collecting” at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the Carnegie building, lower level. A native of Tulsa, Okla., Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He currently works for Bayer Crop Science and does freelance newspaper work for several publications.
He notes, “Postcards are like little time machines, capturing glimpses of days and times gone by. They were the social media of their day.” His collection of postcards numbers more than 2,000 and will be available to view during the program. His presentation will focus on his collection, how he got started collecting and tips on where to find and purchase postcards.
The Carnegie building is located on the campus of Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society, 200 South 3rd St., Montezuma, with a handicap access at the south side entrance. Call (641) 623-3322 with questions. Leave a message for a call back as the center is staffed only on Mondays and Thursdays. The public is invited to attend this event.