Something Monday: Love Letter Delivery

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Jaime Solis

(UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather, we will be postponing today’s Something Monday. Please check back with us during the week for an upcoming events.)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we will be joining forces with The Briscoe Western Art Museum and San Antonio B-Cycle to deliver handwritten love letters to downtown recipients. (That is, if it’s not too cold or raining. We’ll update this post and the ride’s Facebook event page if we have to cancel due to inclement weather.)

In addition to its extensive collection of historic and contemporary Western art, The Briscoe organizes educational programs, engaging exhibits, and public events dedicated to preserving the art, rich traditions, and heritage of the Southwest.

The Pony Express Love Letters, organized by Briscoe Member Associate Lauren Shultz (and frequent Something Mondayer), is an innovative way to re-connect people with the long, lost art form of handwriting. In the age of emails and snapchats, this intimate form of communication can effectively show ones deep appreciation for the recipient.

[Read Lauren’s story about the project here: “Briscoe, B-Cycle to Deliver Local Valentines“]

If you get a chance between now and the 11th, stop by the museum during regular business hours and craft your very own love letter for someone special. Check out the museum’s website for more information at www.briscoemuseum.org.

We will meet Lauren at the B-Cycle Station across from The Liberty Bar (1111 S Alamo St) at 6 p.m., be divided into small groups and assigned a few letters to deliver nearby.

Iris Dimmick’s bike in Main Plaza. File photo.

The sun sets at 6 p.m., so bring lights for your bikes for safety (and to follow city ordinance).

The letters are concentrated in the downtown area, so the ride for each group should be no more than 2 miles round trip and should take about 45 minutes to get back to Southtown. Afterwards, we can meet up at Liberty Bar for a few drinks.

 

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