July 30, 1993

The National Postal Museum opens to the public July 30, 1993. The new museum houses and displays the national philatelic and postal history collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. The museum has five exhibit galleries, a Discovery Center, and a Library Research Center.

Posted: 30 July 2010
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