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By viewing images of vintage US postage stamps, learn about the history of the US Post Office from the first letters carried on the Boston Post Road to the current postal controversies.  Hear about the expansion of the Post Office after the Revolution, the introduction of home delivery, the short-lived Pony Express, the carrying of mail by railroads, buses and trollies, the start of Parcel Post, the start of zip codes, postal strikes, the introduction of Forever and personalized stamps and the impact of email on the PO’s financial situation.  See images of the many creative ways mail has been carried including rockets, dog sleds, camels and mules in the Grand Canyon.

Presenter:  Henry Lukas
Bio - Henry Lukas has been the Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps
at Regis College in Weston since 2004.  He is a retired Social Studies teacher and high school
Principal for thirty-five years.  He has served as a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts and
The Harvard Peabody Museum in addition to giving historical tours of Boston.

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SPELLMAN MUSEUM OF STAMPS - VIRTUAL 
50 - 101  N/A  Tu  02/02/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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$5.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
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