The National Postal Museum continues to build on the Smithsonian’s history of national stewardship of stamps and the National Postal Museum’s tradition of exhibition excellence and public engagement. The new stamp gallery adds 12,000 square feet of exhibit space to the existing museum and gives visitors direct access to the museum from Massachusetts Avenue. In addition to the philatelic exhibits, it features two new education spaces, the Byrne Education Loft and the EdLab Innovation Center.
The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery educates and inspires people of all ages through exhibits that feature stamps as a window to the American experience, emphasizing the ways stamps and mail have had an impact on every American’s life.
Through the authoritative display of stamps, mail, and related objects, and supported by the National Postal Museum online research tool Arago, the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery provides a dynamic visitor experience and positions the museum as the national and international center of philately.