You don't have to be a stamp collector to enjoy the Spellman
"Stamps are miniature documents of human history. They are the means by which a country gives sensible expression to its hopes and needs; its beliefs and ideals. They mirror the past and presage the future. They delineate cultural attainments, industrial works, domestic, civil and social life. In a word, these vignettes give a vivid picture of the world, its occupants and their multifarious endeavors." Francis Cardinal Spellman, c. 1950 Mission The Spellman Museum is a center of learning and activities for people of all ages. It will preserve, enhance and expand its collections, library and facilities as a philatelic trust for the education and entertainment of the general public; to promote the hobby of stamp collecting and to be a resource for historians. Organization The Spellman Museum is an independent, not-for-profit cultural organization (501(c)(3)) with a mission to promote knowledge and understanding of worldwide history and geography through the study of stamps, letters, and other artifacts of people's communication through the mail. This educational mission is advanced through exhibitions, a resource center and library, and programs for children, families, and adults. The Museum is a partner in the Regis College Museum Studies Program providing formal classroom support and internship and practicum experiences for students. The Spellman Museum is supported by grants, membership, admission fees and related earned income, earnings from an endowment fund, and the annual contributions of trustees, members, and friends. Donations of philatelic collections and literature are encouraged to enhance the museum's collection, for use in public programs, and for resale to support the museum. Founded in 1960, the museum brought together the collections of Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, and the National Philatelic Museum in Philadelphia. The collection now includes over 2,000,000 items including those from President Dwight David Eisenhower, violinist Jascha Heifetz, and General Matthew Ridgway. The Spellman Museum is one of two public museums in the United States devoted to stamps and postal history, the other being the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
Looking for a good tv show on this snowing day. Watch the Museum's fifteen minute show called Going Postal.
Meet Archie the Alligator and his stamp collection.
Get a tour of sights on the Boston Freedom Trail.
Answer the trivia question for a prize.
Going Postal is a journey through time looking through the lens of stamp collecting and postage history. Your host is Henry Lukas, the Education Director at ...
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History's cover photo
Big sale in Museum Store this weekend. Great for both collectors and non-collectors.
Free memberships for children.
Meet Amelia Earhart, First Lady of the Air.
Wed. Nov 11. 11:00 Spellman Museum
Character Actress Jessa PiaiA brings this famous flier
to life. Ages 9 and up including adults.
SPELLMAN MUSEUM TO CELEBRATE THE WINTER OLYMPICS
Want to learn about all the events at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? Want to make your own collection of stamps that feature the competition events to be held next month? The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History is celebrating the 2014 Winter Olympics with a Family Day on Saturday, January 25 from noon to 4:00.
In addition to making a personal stamp collection, children and adults can make stamp snowflakes, snowmen and snowballs as well as do other arts and crafts activities with stamps.
There will be a special exhibit of stamps about the Winter Olympics and children can participate in a stamp scavenger hunt for prizes. Children can also make stamp mosaics and design their own Winter Olympics stamp. People can also make a stamp atlas with
stamps from each of the nations that have hosted a Winter Olympics.
Everyone can also get a jump on Valentine’s Day by making their Valentine cards using real US Love stamps issued over the years.
There will be free light refreshments and children can have their photo made into a stamp.
As always, children will receive a free packet of stamps and tips about how to start a stamp collection. Children who arrive wearing mittens, ear muffs or scarves will receive a special stamp prize. The gift shop and U.S. Post Office will also be open.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 5 – 16. For more information go to www.spellman.org, [email protected] or 781-768-8367.
The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History is an independent, non-for-profit, educational organization dedicated to learning about the world's cultures through stamps and postal history.
The Spellman Museum hopes that Santa received your letter and that he will be bringing all you asked for.
And the Museum wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Spellman Museum December Newsletter http://conta.cc/SkXNuX
Decorating Christmas tree ornaments, making holiday stamp pins and creating holiday gifts with stamps from around the world are just some of the fun activities for children and adults at this year's Holiday Family Day on Saturday, December 8 from noon to 4:00.
February 6th: Presentation by Higgins Armor Museum at the Spellman
Happy New Year from the Spellman Museum!
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