Spellman Museum – March 2017


The Museum now has an exhibit featuring United States stamps that honor famous American women in US history from Abigail Adams to Ida B. Wells. A free booklet published by the United States Postal Service featuring many of these stamps is available for visitors. Children can also create their own collection of women on stamps to take home. Other activities for the children include stamp scavenger hunts, making stamp rainbows and designing stamps featuring famous women.


The Museum will be celebrating its fourth annual Postal Symposium on Thursday, May 4, Cardinal Spellman’s birthday. This year’s theme is Philately and Postal History of Southern Africa. Eight experts will be presenting papers on a wide range of subjects from “Postal History of Southern African Pioneers in World War I” to “Union of South Africa, the Darmstadt Trials of 1929”
The program begins at 8:00 and will run until 5:00. Admission is free but registration is requested. More information and a registration form is on the Museum website at symposium.