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2011_DC_SIPM_Owney13DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Art of the Stamp: Owney the Postal Dog
Art of the Stamp: Owney the Postal Dog
July 20, 2011 – August 5, 2012
Bill Bond's original painting of Owney, created for the Owney commemorative postage stamp, is accompanied by 6 sketches of Owney in various poses that Bond created as he developed his final portrait. As background for his stamp art,...
2015_DC_SIPM_Owney7DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Art of the Stamp: Owney the Postal Dog
Art of the Stamp: Owney the Postal Dog
July 20, 2011 – August 5, 2012
Bill Bond's original painting of Owney, created for the Owney commemorative postage stamp, is accompanied by 6 sketches of Owney in various poses that Bond created as he developed his final portrait. As background for his stamp art,...
2007_DC_SIPM_Disasters5DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Disaster: Response and Recovery
Disaster: Response and Recovery
June 27, 2007 – January 25, 2008
This exhibition reveals how the Postal Service responds to disasters -- natural or manmade -- that dramatically affect everyday life in an instant. Among the objects representing disaster in two cases are postal keys recovered from the...
2021_08_28D7_SIPM_Earth_Rise5DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Earth Rise (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPM_Royal_Mail12DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): From Royal Mail to Public Post
From Royal Mail to Public Post
October 21, 2016 – January 16, 2017
The United Kingdom’s postal service, Royal Mail, observes its 500th anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion, the National Postal Museum presents a temporary display of original documents from 1635 and 1840, pivotal years in the...
2018_DC_SIPM_Her_Words20DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): In Her Words: Women's Duty and Service in World War I
In Her Words: Women's Duty and Service in World War I
February 2, 2018 – May 8, 2018
World War I was a watershed for global political, economic, and social change, and for women’s rights and labor in the United States. During the war, women officially served in and alongside the military in...
2018_DC_SIPM_Lennon9DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): John Lennon: The Green Album
John Lennon: The Green Album
September 7, 2018 – February 3, 2019
John Lennon’s boyhood stamp album—including 565 stamps on more than 150 pages are on display. The exhibition coincides with the U.S. Postal Service’s issuance of the John Lennon Forever stamp, honoring the legendary singer and...
2017_DC_SIPM_Wings15DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Letters With Wings (Preview)
Letters With Wings: The Dream of Airmail, 1918-1938
In 2018, the National Postal Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of regularly scheduled airmail by presenting a special exhibition tentatively titled "Letters With Wings".
These cases contain a sampling of the material that will be included...
2011_DC_SIPM_Negro_Leagues12DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Negro Leagues Baseball Stamp Art
Negro Leagues Baseball Stamp Art
October 20, 2010 – June 5, 2011
On view is original art produced by Kadir Nelson for the creation of the Negro Leagues Baseball stamps, which pay tribute to the all-black professional baseball leagues that operated from 1920 to approximatley 1960.
2017_DC_SIPM_Recent25DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Recent Acquisitions
2017_DC_SIPM_Mail_Trolleys28DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Trolley Car Mail
Trolley Car Mail
May 19, 2017 – September 10, 2017
In 1892 St. Louis, Missouri added specially-outfitted cars to their mail vehicles. The service sped up mail deliveries, making it especially popular with businesses. Twelve other cities across the country jumped on board. By 1908 there were mail...
2015_DC_SIPM_Elephant30DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Why is This Elephant in This Room?
2016_DC_SIPM_Guiana14DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Galleries 6): 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta
1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta
June 4, 2015 – November 2017
The National Postal Museum will display the world’s rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta. The exhibition of the stamp will be the longest and most publicly accessible showing ever.
No postage stamp is rarer...
2015_DC_SIPM_Freedom165DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Galleries 7): Freedom Just Around the Corner
Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights
February 12, 2015 – January 15, 2016
A chronicle of the African American experience told from the perspective of stamps and mail. Includes letters carried by enslaved Americans, mail to and from famous leaders of the civil...
2013_DC_SIPM_Stamps_World27DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 1): World of Stamps
2018_DC_SIPM_Stamps_World33DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 1): World of Stamps
2021_08_28D3_SIPM_Stamps_World2DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 1): World of Stamps (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_SIPM_Gems24DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 2): Gems of American Philately
2013_DC_SIPM_Mail_Marks84DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 3): Mail Marks History
2014_DC_SIPM_Mail_Marks89DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 3): Mail Marks History
2018_DC_SIPM_Mail_Marks30DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 3): Mail Marks History
2021_08_28D4_SIPM_Mail_Marks1DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 3): Mail Marks History (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_SIPM_Stamps_Connect30DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 4): Connect with U.S. Stamps
2021_08_28D5_SIPM_Stamps_Connect1DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 4): Connect with U.S. Stamps (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_SIPM_Stamp_Salon18DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 5): National Stamp Salon
2014_DC_SIPM_Stamp_Salon1DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 5): National Stamp Salon
2015_DC_SIPM_Stamp_Salon72DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 5): National Stamp Salon
2013_DC_SIPM_Stamps_Globe23DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 6): Stamps Around the Globe
2014_DC_SIPM_Stamps_Globe34DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 6): Stamps Around the Globe
2015_DC_SIPM_Stamps_Globe135DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 6): Stamps Around the Globe
2018_DC_SIPM_Hamilton62DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 7): Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon
Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon
May 25, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and...
2016_DC_SIPM_Trailblazing177DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Gross Gallery 7): Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
June 9, 2016 – March 25, 2018
Did you know that a village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon eats most of its mail? Or that America’s newest national park was once so secret it used an undercover address? Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks...
2002_DC_SIPM_Moving1DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 1): Moving the Mail
2005_DC_SIPM_Moving3DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 1): Moving the Mail
2007_DC_SIPM_Moving7DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 1): Moving the Mail
2011_DC_SIPM_Moving12DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 1): Moving the Mail
2014_DC_SIPM_Moving2DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 1): Moving the Mail
2015_DC_SIPM_Moving21DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 1): Moving the Mail
2019_DC_SIPM_Swifter72DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 2A): None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers
None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers
September 14, 2019 – January 26, 2020
In wartime and peacetime, the U.S. Diplomatic Courier Service carries the sensitive materials, equipment and information that make diplomacy possible. The U.S. Diplomatic Courier Service traces its origins...
2018_DC_SIPM_Postmen_Skies47DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 2A): Postmen of the Skies
Postmen of the Skies
May 1, 2018 – May 27, 2019
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. President Wilson was on hand in Washington, DC to watch the historic take off. At first the service only operated...
2015_DC_SIPM_PostSecret113DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 2A): PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
August 3, 2015 – September 2016
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
The exhibition communicates a contemporary narrative of mail and the postal service, highlighting the aesthetics of the communication tool itself and the juxtaposition between anonymity and shared...
2012_DC_SIPM_Binding43DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 2): Binding the Nation (incl Pony Express)
2015_DC_SIPM_Binding45DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 2): Binding the Nation (incl Pony Express)
2019_DC_SIPM_Binding109DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 2): Binding the Nation (incl Pony Express)
2002_DC_SIPM_Communities8DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 3): Customers and Communities
2005_DC_SIPM_Communities5DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 3): Customers and Communities
2014_DC_SIPM_Communities44DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 3): Customers and Communities
2012_DC_SIPM_Systems48DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 4): Systems at Work
2018_DC_SIPM_Badge108DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 5): Behind the Badge
2012_DC_SIPM_Fire_Ice162DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 5): Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic
Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic
March 22, 2012 – January 6, 2014
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
As the largest, fastest, and most glamorous ships of their eras, the Hindenburg and the Titanic share many similarities. The human tragedy associated with each stunned the world . . . a shock that...
2005_DC_SIPM_Lennon3DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 5): John Lennon: The Lost Album
John Lennon: The Lost Album
October 6, 2005 – April 10, 2006
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
On view is John Lennon's childhood stamp album, to coincide with the 65th anniversary of his birth and National Stamp Collecting Month. The album has 145 pages and features more that 550 stamps from...
2011_DC_SIPM_AtoZ182DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 6): Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately
Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately
September 26, 2008 – October 12, 2015
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
This exhibition presents an alphabet of philately through 26 topics, in which each letter stands for some aspect of stamp collecting or the sending of mail. From Advertising Covers to...
2017_DC_SIPM_Blooms68DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 6): Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps
Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps
October 20, 2017 – July 14, 2019
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
This exhibition highlights the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years and explores artistic themes that emerged during this period. For...
2015_DC_SIPM_NYStamps37DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 6): New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art
New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art
December 10, 2015 – March 13, 2017
Level 1: Mail in America Galleries
This exhibition of original artwork explores the diversity of topics highlighting the cultural heritage of New York City. The exhibition provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the...
2012_DC_SIPM_Mail_Call4DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 7): Mail Call
2021_08_28D6_SIPM_Mail_Call28DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 7): Mail Call (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIPM_Mail_Call_WWI21DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 7): Mail Call: My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
April 6, 2017 – November 29, 2018
Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and...
2018_DC_SIPM_Mail_Call_WWI32DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (MIA Galleries 7): Mail Call: My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
April 6, 2017 – November 29, 2018
Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and...
2005_DC_SIPM_XMas2DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Holiday Tree
2015_DC_SIPM_Xmas10DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Holiday tree
2017_DC_SITES_Mail_Call128DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Mail Call (SITES exhibit @ Rayburn HOB)
2014_DC_SIPM_PacificX54DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Pacific Exchange: China & US Mail
Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail
March 6, 2014 – January 4, 2015 (new title)
Examine the relationship between China and the United States through stamps and mail. Rare stamp proofs from the China Bureau of Engraving and Printing (1912-1928) reveal commerce and culture between 1860 and 1980, while...
2005_DC_SIPM_Takes_Flight3DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit: Stamps Take Flight
Stamps Take Flight
March 15, 2005 – March 19, 2006
This exhibition uses stamps and other materials with air and space themes to illustrate the creative processes and printing techniques behind America's stamps. It features materials from the U.S. Postmaster General's Collection to explore every major...
Contact: Bruce Guthrie