Friday, February 19, 2010

Presidential Libraries and Museums Exhibit

Larry T. Nix's exhibit on Presidential Libraries and Museums will go on display today at the American Philatelic Society's AmeriStamp Expo 2010 in Riverside, California. As mentioned in a previous post the show runs February 19-21 at the Riverside Convention Center.

The exhibit consists of six frames of 16 pages each featuring the presidential libraries and museums administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It is entered in the Display Division which allows some non-philatelic material to be included in the exhibit. In addition to many special event and first day covers related to the libraries and museums in the exhibit, there are library dedication programs and invitations to special events. Signatures of Presidents Truman, Ford, Carter, and Clinton on items in the exhibit are included.

Larry writes on his Library History Buff Blog, "I first showed the exhibit on a non-competitive basis as a three frame exhibit at the American Philatelic Society's show in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2005 where one of the first day of issues ceremonies for the presidential libraries stamp took place. The Riverside show will be the first time the exhibit has been shown competitively at the national level. I also have a three frame non-competitive exhibit at the Riverside show featuring America's Philatelic Libraries and Museums."

For a listing of the other exhibits that will be on display, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM