Postal History Foundation

Postal History Foundation Philatelic research, education, and history.

Open your eyes to the world of stamps! Facilities include a museum, library, sales department, post office, and education department. The Postal History Foundation supports collectors of all ages. Curriculum based lessons with stamps are available for educators and students across the world. This is the place to start your collection! Free tours are available daily. The Post Office is open M-F 8 am to 2:30 pm.

07/10/2019

I was told it was #NationalKittenDay. Say no more.

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06/27/2019

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

06/26/2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps, Lasting Memories: Celebrating the 1969 Moon Landing

Our new exhibit is ready! Please come down and experience our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing now through mid-October. More pictures to come; in the meantime, here's the video that accompanies the exhibit. https://youtu.be/oow4gx9J0oI

The Postal History Foundation celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing with the exhibit, Small Steps, Giant Leaps, and Lastin...

Today we honor those who took part in the allied invasion of Normandy, which began the liberation of western Europe. Thi...
06/06/2019

Today we honor those who took part in the allied invasion of Normandy, which began the liberation of western Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of #DDay. #DDay75

The cool #RailroadStamps that commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad are now available in our post office! http://ow....
05/16/2019

The cool #RailroadStamps that commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad are now available in our post office! http://ow.ly/YTdP50ufekV

#OnThisDay in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring the first national Mother's Day. Congress h...
05/09/2019

#OnThisDay in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring the first national Mother's Day. Congress had passed a law the day before recognizing the 2nd Sunday of May as Mother's Day.

A merry May Day to you!
05/01/2019

A merry May Day to you!

Happy Birthday, William #Shakespeare, who was (probably) born #OnThisDay in 1564.
04/23/2019

Happy Birthday, William #Shakespeare, who was (probably) born #OnThisDay in 1564.

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04/22/2019

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

Happy #EarthDay !
04/22/2019

Happy #EarthDay !

Light and love to France and the world. #NotreDameCathedral
04/16/2019

Light and love to France and the world. #NotreDameCathedral

Many of us remember Martin Luther King on April 4th, the day he was assassinated. But did you know that also #OnThisDay ...
04/04/2019

Many of us remember Martin Luther King on April 4th, the day he was assassinated. But did you know that also #OnThisDay , Maya Angelou was born in 1928?

The Pony Express began mail delivery #OnThisDay in 1860. It ran for 18 months, and it never came through Arizona.
04/03/2019

The Pony Express began mail delivery #OnThisDay in 1860. It ran for 18 months, and it never came through Arizona.

Happy #PiDay !
03/14/2019

Happy #PiDay !

Happy Birthday, #WorldWideWeb , "born" #OnThisDay in 1989. Why, it seems like yesterday that you were but Tim Berners-Le...
03/12/2019

Happy Birthday, #WorldWideWeb , "born" #OnThisDay in 1989. Why, it seems like yesterday that you were but Tim Berners-Lee's proposal to CERN, and now look at you. My how you've grown.

Some of our favorite women on stamps to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay
03/08/2019

Some of our favorite women on stamps to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay

Yellowstone became the first National Park #OnThisDay in 1872.
03/01/2019

Yellowstone became the first National Park #OnThisDay in 1872.

I C U, DNA! #OnThisDay in 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic...
02/28/2019

I C U, DNA! #OnThisDay in 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid.

Because everybody can use a picture of a cute animal in their social media feed! It's International #PolarBearDay !
02/27/2019

Because everybody can use a picture of a cute animal in their social media feed! It's International #PolarBearDay !

Happy Birthday to the Man in Black, born #OnThisDay in 1932.
02/26/2019

Happy Birthday to the Man in Black, born #OnThisDay in 1932.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born #OnThisDay in 1841. (Additionally, Hiram Revels became the 1st African American US Senato...
02/25/2019

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born #OnThisDay in 1841. (Additionally, Hiram Revels became the 1st African American US Senator #OnThisDay -- but there is no postage stamp of Sen. Revels.)

02/15/2019

And the unveiling of the beautiful #CactusStamps !

Getting ready for the first day of issue ceremony! #CactusFlowers
02/15/2019

Getting ready for the first day of issue ceremony! #CactusFlowers

We're having a grand old time giving out stamps and chatting with kids at the 28th annual #TedWalkerYouthDay @OldTucsonS...
02/07/2019

We're having a grand old time giving out stamps and chatting with kids at the 28th annual #TedWalkerYouthDay @OldTucsonStudio !

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02/06/2019

Postal History Foundation's cover photo

Happiness, Prosperity, & Longevity in the #YearOfThePig
02/05/2019

Happiness, Prosperity, & Longevity in the #YearOfThePig

Courageous civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born #OnThisDay in 1913.
02/04/2019

Courageous civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born #OnThisDay in 1913.

Rabbit, Rabbit! It's the first day in February. February's flower is the violet (also the primrose). Wishing everyone a ...
02/01/2019

Rabbit, Rabbit! It's the first day in February. February's flower is the violet (also the primrose). Wishing everyone a peaceful month.

Happy Birthday, Jackie Robinson, who was born #OnThisDay in 1919! He was the 1st black player in the MLB, 1st black MLB ...
01/31/2019

Happy Birthday, Jackie Robinson, who was born #OnThisDay in 1919! He was the 1st black player in the MLB, 1st black MLB tv analyst, and 1st black VP of a big American company. Did we mention he was also an awesome baseball player? Happy Bday, #42.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born #OnThisDay in 1882.
01/30/2019

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born #OnThisDay in 1882.

#OnThisDate a "stately Raven of the saintly days of yore... Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door..."...
01/29/2019

#OnThisDate a "stately Raven of the saintly days of yore... Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door..." and he quoth, "Nevermore!" (poem published this date 1845!)

Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton, born #OnThisDay in 1862.
01/24/2019

Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton, born #OnThisDay in 1862.

Little Owney hanging out for his #LibraryShelfie ! #Shelfie
01/23/2019

Little Owney hanging out for his #LibraryShelfie ! #Shelfie

Happy Birthday to John Hancock, born #OnThisDay in 1737. You may know him from his greatest hits such as "A Gigantic Sig...
01/23/2019

Happy Birthday to John Hancock, born #OnThisDay in 1737. You may know him from his greatest hits such as "A Gigantic Signature on the Declaration of Independence" and "First Governor of Massachusetts."

Wilma Rudolph #OnThisDay set the world indoor record for women’s  60-yard dash (6.9 seconds). Rudolph was also the 1st w...
01/22/2019

Wilma Rudolph #OnThisDay set the world indoor record for women’s 60-yard dash (6.9 seconds). Rudolph was also the 1st woman to earn 3 gold medals in the same Olympic games!

Author A.A. Milne was born #OnThisDay in 1882! He's best known for Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the stories in our Everything...
01/18/2019

Author A.A. Milne was born #OnThisDay in 1882! He's best known for Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the stories in our Everything's A Story exhibit about children's literature on postage stamps. My (librarian's) favorite Winnie character is Eeyore. Who's yours? http://ow.ly/bJf330nmIcB

1st US Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin was born #OnThisDay in 1705. And, I guess he did a few other things besides ...
01/17/2019

1st US Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin was born #OnThisDay in 1705. And, I guess he did a few other things besides being postmaster :)

Happy Birthday, Ethel Merman, born #OnThisDay in 1908!
01/16/2019

Happy Birthday, Ethel Merman, born #OnThisDay in 1908!

#OnThisDay in 1929, civil rights leader and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr. was born.
01/15/2019

#OnThisDay in 1929, civil rights leader and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr. was born.

These sweet 2016 Beatrix Potter stamps from Great Britain are among those in our exhibit, Everything's a Story, showcasi...
01/08/2019

These sweet 2016 Beatrix Potter stamps from Great Britain are among those in our exhibit, Everything's a Story, showcasing children's literature on postage stamps. Hope you can come see it if you're in Tucson! http://ow.ly/D67W30neU6U

Our "Everything's a Story" exhibit about children's literature on postage stamps is up now through April 2019! Hope you ...
01/03/2019

Our "Everything's a Story" exhibit about children's literature on postage stamps is up now through April 2019! Hope you can make it in person. If not, here's the video that accompanies the physical exhibit (YouTube, no sound): http://ow.ly/EDfh30nbkC4

We wish you a happy new year! We are open regular hours on New Year's Eve, will be closed all day on January 1, and will...
12/31/2018

We wish you a happy new year! We are open regular hours on New Year's Eve, will be closed all day on January 1, and will reopen on January 2. See you in 2019!

Next week we'll be installing the Slusser's new exhibit, "Everything's A Story." We hope you can come see it in person! ...
12/28/2018

Next week we'll be installing the Slusser's new exhibit, "Everything's A Story." We hope you can come see it in person! We'll also be posting some of it online for those of you not in #Tucson.

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920 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ
85719

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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(520) 623-6652

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