Sunday, February 26, 2006

Spellman Museum - A Hidden Gem

Writing in the Weston Town Crier, Amelia Aubourg calls the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History "a hidden gem" on the Regis College campus in Weston, Massachusetts.

The Spellman Museum, which opened in 1963, is one of just two public museums in the U.S. devoted to stamps and postal history, the other being the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.

Originally, the museum brought together the collections of the late Francis Cardinal Spellman, archbishop of New York (see photo above), and the National Philatelic Museum in Philadelphia. The collection now includes over 2 million items, including those from President Dwight David Eisenhower, violinist Jascha Heifetz and General Matthew Ridgway.

Cardinal Spellman died in 1967.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:02 AM