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.

Super Stamps and the Season of Giving

During a time of year when many are seeking opportunities to make a difference, visitors to Super Stamps and the Season of Giving will learn about how semipostal stamps issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS) fundraise for important causes. Together with other museums and educational organizations, the National Postal Museum will explore the themes of community action and caring for others using a variety of performances and hands-on activities.

Guest Artist Program

The NPM is collaborating with guest artists on a series of educational programs for children from birth to high school.

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.

Postmarks & Paperbacks

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

Story Time

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

Symposia and Lectures

List of upcoming and past symposia and lectures.

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!