What are Heart Bombs? They are paper valentine letters to older or historic places, an annual tradition celebrated by preservation groups across the country – a way of sharing with others places in the community that are important to you.
Union Park District Council is taking part in the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota‘s Heart Bombing project as a fun way to encourage residents to share places in the community that are important to them. Read more about this project at Heart Bombing to Support Local History.
Participants can spread the love by:
- Writing down on a paper heart what their favorite place in the neighborhood is and displaying it at the Merriam Park Library or Cahoots Coffee Bar for everyone to see.
- Giving a heart with a written message to their favorite local business as a way to express appreciation for the business.
- Posing with or displaying the heart and taking a picture of it! Share the photo with your friends on social media with the hashtags #HeartBomb & #WeAreUnionPark
Help celebrate our local neighborhood history by “Heart Bombing” at Cahoots Coffee Bar and Merriam Park Library during the month of February. Find out more about the history of this annual tradition via the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Spread the Love for Historic Places. Share with the hashtag #iheartsavingplaces.