Today in Smithsonian History: July 30, 1993
The “Business of the Mail: Parcel Post” gallery installed in the Atrium of the National Postal Museum located in the Old Washington City Post Office Building that was on display c. 1993 to 1998. (Photographer unknown)
July 30, 1993 The National Postal Museum opens to the public. 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.
Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives
Named after its primary benefactor, the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery opened in 2013 and is the world’s largest gallery dedicated to philately. It provides an experience available nowhere else and offers something for everyone, from casual visitors to experienced collectors. (Photo by Juan Carlos Briceno)
Posted: 30 July 2017