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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