Stamptuary Hall: John Hanson


John Hanson is from my own home state, Maryland. As first president of the Continental Congress during the time of the Articles of Confederation, Hanson established post offices, though stamps would not come about in the USA until 1847. In 1981, a stamp honoring Hanson himself was released.

Hanson’s statue in the Capitol is located in the Senate Connecting Corridor on the second floor, between the old and current Senate Chambers.

John Hanson

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About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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