Monday, June 11, 2012

'Grandparents Month' at Spellman Museum

Massachusetts' Weston Town Crier reports  it's 'Grandparents Month' at Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History. The Museum is inviting grandparents to bring their grandchildren to the museum to help them learn about stamps and stamp collecting.

According to the article, "The museum has prepared free children’s starter packets that include U.S. and world stamps, first day covers, a beginner’s album, a booklet about how to start the stamp hobby, and many helpful websites."

Education Director Henry Lukas is quoted in the piece saying he hopes “the younger generation can learn from the older generation (about) the many benefits and joys that can come from starting a stamp collection.”

Also on display will be many U.S. commemorative stamps starting from the 1930s that should bring back grandparents’ recollections of their collecting days. Grandparents are also welcome to bring their old album to share with the museum staff.

Shown above, 1982 Aging Together stamp.

To read the entire article, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM