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My Fellow Soldiers Exhibit-Related Events

In conjunction with the exhibition My Fellow Soldiers the National Postal Museum has planned a series of educational programs. We hope you can join us for one or more of these informative and entertaining events. Check the museum’s Calendar of Events for exact times and to keep up on changes. Better yet, stay connected to the museum by signing up to receive the museum’s Postmark e-newsletter.


The Virago Trio with three photos of musicians, one holding a cello and one holding a violin

A Patriotic Salute with the Virago Trio

WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30pm
VENUE: Postal Museum
LOCATION: 1st floor Atrium
COST: Free
RELATED EXHIBITION: My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

In honor of the centennial of WWI's Armistice, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum presents 'Virago,' a dynamic trio of women musicians coming together to perform a patriotic salute before the closing of our award winning "My Fellow Soldiers" exhibition. Please join us in a free lunchtime concert with these amazing musicians, a keyboard, cello, violin and music of the times. All are welcome!

 

My Fellow Soldiers book cover

HISTORY AFTER HOURS presents:
“My Fellow Soldiers,” a talk by Andrew Carroll, Director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6 – 8pm
VENUE: Postal Museum
LOCATION: Discovery Center
COST: Admission is free, but registration is required.
RELATED EXHIBITION: My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

Join us for an evening with Andrew Carroll, Director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University, for a discussion of his book, My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. The National Postal Museum and Mr. Carroll collaborated on the museum’s exhibition, which features several letters from the Chapman University’s archives. Mr. Carroll will share several letters from Chapman University's archives for visitors to see up close and speak about his efforts to find and save letters from every war in U.S. history. Since 1998, he has traveled to all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan, to find and preserve the greatest war correspondences ever written.

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Andrew Carroll.
Photo credit: Chris Carroll

A book signing will follow the talk and My Fellow Soldiers (Penguin Random House, 2017) will be available for purchase at the Museum Store.

Doors open to the public at 6:00 pm; complimentary bar and light refreshments provided. The talk starts at 6:20 pm.

Registration:
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Visit the museum’s Calendar of Events for information on the many fun and educational programs available at the National Postal Museum.