Category Archives: National Postal Museum

2010 National Postal Museum Internship


An online exhibit and a post in the National Postal Museum’s blog, both written by me about the Heroes on Stamps unit for after-school programs that served as the main project of my internship, are now online. Advertisements

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DC Area Museums Commemorate 9/11


Though I won’t be able to visit any museums today myself, I have been reading about how DC, Maryland, and Virginia museums are honoring the tenth anniversary of September 11. Several are hosting special events or exhibits. Others have used … Continue reading

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Remaining Stamptues


My temporary position at the Capitol Visitor Center has ended (I will write more about what I learned at the CVC, and what adventures will come next, in a later post). My projects of finding and photographing the 100 statues … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Daniel Webster


Art honoring Daniel Webster can be found in the Capitol beyond just his statue (from New Hampshire, located in Statuary Hall), and for good reason. He served as a Representative and a Senator, and he argued on behalf of Dartmouth … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Henry Clay


Henry Clay’s prominent career in Congress has been honored in many ways: stamps, including one whose First Day of Issue ceremony was held in the Old Senate Chamber where Clay argued for the preservation of the union in the buildup … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Junipero Serra


Junipero Serra, one of California’s two statues in the National Statuary Hall collection, was an explorer and Catholic missionary who has been featured on stamps in both the United States and Vatican City. His statue at the Capitol can be … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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