Ephemera – Things that Exist for a Short Time Only
June 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pmFree
Ephemera are items that were not intended to be saved, but instead were made to be discarded after they were used. These “documents of everyday life” are often paper-based materials such as birthday cards, movie tickets, menus, and calendars. Some objects, such as matchbooks, or medical and food packaging, are also considered types of ephemera.
Today many forms of ephemera are highly treasured by collectors, museums, and archives. This exhibit explores items of ephemera from the Museum’s collection, including examples of local advertising ephemera from past Smithers businesses.