Tuesday, October 30, 2007

National Postal Museum Receives $1 Million Gift

According to Earthtimes.org, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum (shown here) has announced that it has received a $1 million gift from the Motorola Foundation to support the museum's upcoming "Systems At Work" exhibition gallery.

Museum director Allen Kane is quoted as saying, "To process, transport and deliver almost half the world's mail, the U.S. Postal Service has built an infrastructure based on cutting-edge technology. Now, with this very generous gift from the Motorola Foundation, National Postal Museum visitors can discover the fascinating technology behind their mail."

The "Systems At Work" exhibit will unlock the mystery of the mail by explaining what happens after a letter is dropped into a mailbox. The exhibit will showcase technological advances from the colonial past to the present day and explain the workings of a complex network of mail processing and distribution.

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posted by Don Schilling at 10:31 PM