Public Programs

A crowd watching a group of musicians perform.
An Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration in the Museum's Atrium.

Public programs at the National Postal Museum provoke thinking about postal history, philately, and related topics for diverse audiences.

Guest Artist Program

Throughout Summer 2022, the NPM will be collaborating with artist Rafael Lopez on a series of educational programs for children from birth to high school. More information on Rafael and his work—including his stamp designs—can be found on our website.

postcards with heART

We invite you to think about and reflect upon the scope of the current refugee crisis and the experiences of displaced people around the world.

Wine & Design Evenings

Wine & Design brings happy hour and postal-theme crafting together quarterly at the Postal Museum! Whether you are a letter-writing lover, an Etsy-fanatic or just looking for something new to do — join the club!

Story Time

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at Virtual Story Time.

Postmarks & Paperbacks

Postmarks & Paperbacks is an online book club for lovers of books, letters, and the art and history of communication.

Valentine's Day Card Workshop

Love is in the air at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop!

Holiday Card Workshop

Searching for a unique and wholesome way to bond with your family this holiday season? The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum’s Annual Holiday Card Workshop may be just what you’re looking for!