On Saturday, June 29, join USPS on the campus of the University of Iowa for a special university event honoring Hancher Auditorium. We will be offering a special pictorial postmark to help commemorate the original auditorium, which was heavily damaged by a flood in 2008. A special souvenir envelope for the occasion also was created by celebrity artist and University of Iowa graduate Nicolosi.
The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and will include a short march from the old building to the site of the new one. Performers from San Jose Taiko, a Japanese-American drumming and rhythm group, will lead the march. San Jose Taiko founder Roy Hirabayashi will play the flute, while another favorite Hancher performer, University of Iowa graduate and Iowa City native Rinde Eckert, recites “poetic prose” commissioned for the event.
The envelopes, which will be signed by both Nicolosi and Iowa City Postmaster Stacy St. John, will be available for purchase at the ceremony.