Reminder: Congressional Stamp Exhibit Coming July 24-26

The Congressional Stamp Exhibit opens less than two weeks from today. Are you ready? The exhibit, which is free to the public, is a great way to see the personal stamp collections of some of our senators and representatives.

“Stamps are a great educational tool for learning about art, politics, geography, sports, history, and entertainment,” Philip LoPiccolo, government relations officer for the Smithsonian Institution, said. “I am delighted that so many Members of Congress participate in this incredible hobby and are sharing their enthusiasm for stamp collecting.”

Postage stamps, with their colorful images and real-life stories, have fascinated millions of adults and children over the years because they reflect something of interest to everyone—nature, science, sports, music, etc. “Stamps connect us with our past, document our present, and are a link to future generations,” Ian Gibson-Smith, National Postal Museum Council of Philatelists member and architect of the exhibit, said. “Every subject, every ideology, every important event can be found immortalized in exquisite miniature detail.”

The exhibit will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on July 24–26. Several members of Congress will display their collections, and there will also be fun activities for kids. See you on the Hill!

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The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.