The Smithsonian National Postal Museum will display philatelic items from the personal collections of U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch, Carl Levin, and Lisa Murkowski, and U.S. Representatives Gary Ackerman, Robert Aderholt, Lacy Clay, Joe Pitts, and Silvestre Reyes.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street S.W., Washington, DC
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The exhibit is designed for collectors and non-collectors alike with unique philatelic material that has never before been seen by the public.
There will be an activity station called “Stamp Collecting 101” that will introduce the hobby of philately to non-collectors. Postage stamps, with their colorful images and real-life stories, have fascinated millions of adults and children over the years because they have something to interest everyone—nature, science, sports, music, etc. Activities and items for children will include a scavenger hunt, “eye-spy” game and a table where children can create their own mini-album page.
FREE admission. Security checkpoint at the entrance.