Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Letter Writing Day

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History will hold its second annual Letter Writing Day on Sunday, May 22 from 1:00 to 4:00. Co-authors Kate Drury, a postal carrier for over 28 years, and Lois McNulty, whose father was a mailman, will share mail carrier stories from their new book Carried Away.

Mary W. Hart, a lettering artist and lecturer at both Lasell and Middlesex Community Colleges, will give a demonstration of a unique type of calligraphy and explain the use of the several special nibbed oblique pens. Instructions will also be given about how to create envelopes and stationery. Children and adults will be urged to write at least one letter to a friend. The Museum will the mail letters for free. Visitors will be asked to share their personal stories about favorite letters they have received and are encouraged to bring some of these to the program.

On display in the Museum's main gallery will be examples of letters from various eras and plus patriotic envelopes used during the Civil War.

For more information about this event, call (781) 768- 8367.

For more on letters and letter-writing, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM