Make This A Lighthouses Summer

PointJudithRILH-Forever-single-BGv1If the beautiful New England Coastal Lighthouses Forever® stamps make you want to learn more about lighthouses, there are many ways to satisfy your curiosity:

  • Learn about the history of lighthouses and the keepers and their families who lived and worked at these structures in Lighthouse Digest, a bi-monthly news and history magazine.
  • Explore the website for the PBS series Legendary Lighthouses, which features regional photo galleries and information on individual lighthouses, as well as a bibliography of books on the subject.
  • The U.S. National Park Service’s Maritime Heritage Program works to educate the public on the role of maritime affairs in American history and assists with preservation and heritage projects. Its website has links to
    Notecards

    These notecards are perfect for sharing your lighthouse love! Each set includes ten blank cards (two of each design) and envelopes, plus ten New England Coastal Lighthouses stamps. Click the image for details.

    information about lighthouses around the country. You can discover if a lighthouse is open to the public or find information about its vital statistics (height, construction material, etc.) and history.

  • Even better than reading about lighthouses, you might want to arrange an overnight stay. Some of America’s lighthouses offer bed & breakfast accommodations, while others offer unusual and romantic venues for weddings and other events. (If you do spend some time in a lighthouse, be sure to send a postcard!)

However you choose to delve more deeply into lighthouse history and lore—online, in books, or in person—don’t forget to share your enthusiasm with friends and loved ones. Be sure to use the New England Coastal Lighthouses stamps to spread the news that lighthouses are seriously cool.

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About USPS Stamps

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.