Saturday, March 12, 2011

National Postal Museum Offers Online Games

Mary Johnson-Gerard, Ph.D., a contributor to the website, reports The Smithsonian Postal Museum offers a collection of children's games on their website that have to do with stamps and postal history.

According to Dr. Johnson-Gerard, "The website contains a game for budding stamp collectors. It shows children the tools needed for stamp collecting and how to label and identify types of stamps. There is a mail-sorting game that tests the player's ability to sort mail as quickly and accurately as possible. Get a taste of what mail carriers of the past dealt with in the game, Rail, Sail or Overland Mail. The player must get 20 bags of mail over a long distance using actual mail routes while getting there efficiently in a stagecoach, boat or train."

To view these and several other games, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM