You've Got Mail!

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November 24, 2017 - 9:30am to April 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

Open November 24, 2017 through April 14, 2018

This exhibit encompasses a significant era of U.S. postal history.  Colonial mail delivery provided access to information, the bedrock of our democracy.  However, as the U.S. began to take shape, so did the U.S. postal service.  Between 1790 and 1890 stamps changed, delivery changed, and postage rates went down. 

This exhibit highlights those changes with rare early examples of covers and stamps.  The installation is guest curated by noted philatelist and postal historian Bill Schultz.  It features the CCHS Robert Brinton Collection and includes other fascinating examples from private collectors from the U.S. and Canada.

A lecture series with noted philatelic collectors will be held on selected Saturday afternoons throughout the exhibit from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Refer to the lecture series announcement for details. 

Admission to the lectures is free, thanks to generous donations from the philatelic community.  Lecture admission includes access to the galleries and library.  Please note that the library is closed to the public in January.