For our last day of Preservation Week, check out this recent blog post by Preservation Specialist Manda Kowalczyk! You'll learn all about how we're preserving postal uniforms from the Peach Springs Post Office in Arizona, which works in conjunction with a mule train to deliver mail to the Havasupai reservation at the bottom of the Grand Canyon! [ S.si.edu Link ] #PresWk
For our last day of Preservation Week check out this recent blog

Postal Uniform Preservation Project

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Preservation Week is winding down, but we will still be here working to preserve the museum’s collection and to answer any questions you may have! Monday is #MayDay, a day on which people working in the cultural heritage sector promote emergency preparedness when caring for historical artifacts. To celebrate MayDay, the Preservation Department will have a table out in the Postal Museum Atrium...
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Preservation Week is winding down but we will still be here working

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REMINDER: We need your help to name our 2018 centennial of airmail exhibit! Take our survey here (survey closes at midnight on 5/1): [ Bit.ly Link ]
REMINDER We need your help to name our 2018 centennial of airmail
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In keeping with Preservation Week's textile theme, this Collections Care Thursday we are revisiting the Amelia Earhart flight suit on exhibit at the museum! Collections staff carefully documented its care and conservation prior to the opening of the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery in 2013 -
read all about that process here: [ Bit.ly Link ].

We have even experimented with newer technologies...
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In keeping with Preservation Weeks textile theme this Collections Care Thursday we

Amelia Earhart's Flight Suit

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While the theme of this year's Preservation Week is caring for textiles, we wouldn't be living up to our Postal Museum identity if we didn't spend at least one day showing you how to preserve your precious letters and documents! Check it out: [ S.si.edu Link ] #PresWk
While the theme of this years Preservation Week is caring for textiles

Preserving Your Letters and Documents

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The theme of Preservation Week 2017 is caring for textiles! Do you have garments, bags or quilts that you collect and want to care for? Check out this post for tips about how we preserve our collection of mailbags: [ S.si.edu Link ] #PresWk
The theme of Preservation Week 2017 is caring for textiles Do you

What Does It Take To Preserve a Mailbag? - National Postal Museum

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April 23-29 is Preservation Week! We will be celebrating by posting preservation tips and hosting an “Agents of Deterioration” matching game on Friday April 28 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Atrium. Come by to learn how to safeguard your treasures and become an Agent of Preservation! [ S.si.edu Link ] #PresWk
April 2329 is Preservation Week We will be celebrating by posting preservation

Agents of Deterioration

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Ever wanted to help us name an exhibit? Here's your chance! In 2018 we'll be opening an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of regular airmail service in the U.S., and we'd like YOUR help deciding what to call it! Take our survey here to let your voice be heard: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ever wanted to help us name an exhibit Heres your chance In
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It's the 2-year anniversary of Collections Care Thursday! We hope you enjoy reading our posts as much as we enjoy sharing behind-the-scenes collections care and encouraging you to care for your own collections! Thanks to all our Collections staff! (Some staff not pictured - collections care never ends!)
Its the 2year anniversary of Collections Care Thursday We hope you enjoy
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Lunchtime Lecture: Woodrow Wilson and the Post Office. Join Robert Enholm, Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, for a discussion of Woodrow Wilson, World War I and the Post Office.
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This April marks the centennial of the United States’ involvement in World War I. The National Postal Museum’s newest exhibition, "My Fellow Soldiers: Letters From World War I" commemorates this anniversary. Please join us for a Lunchtime Lecture on Wednesday, April 19 highlighting this topic. Our speaker will be Mr. Robert A. Enholm, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars,...
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This April marks the centennial of the United States involvement in World

Lunchtime Lecture: Woodrow Wilson and the Post Office

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It's Collections Care Thursday! Here at the Postal Museum we are constantly making improvements to better preserve our artifacts. For all our electrical, pipework, masonry, woodworking, etc. needs we depend on the crew from the Smithsonian Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), who work closely with the Preservation Specialist on projects near artifacts. Recently OFMR...
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Its Collections Care Thursday Here at the Postal Museum we are constantly
We're discussing censorship and the mail during World War I with postal history curator Lynn Heidelbaugh - join us! Lynn will be happy to answer your questions during a Q & A at the end of the talk.
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Tune in today at 12PM EST - postal history curator Lynn Heidelbaugh will be discussing the topic of censorship and the mail during World War I, sharing some interesting objects, and answering all your questions live! Don't miss it! #WWI #WarLetters
Tune in today at 12PM EST postal history curator Lynn Heidelbaugh will
How did the censorship of military mail during #WorldWarI affect both soldiers and their loved ones on the home front? Here's your chance to find out! Join us tomorrow at noon for a Facebook Live chat with postal history curator Lynn Heidelbaugh, who will share objects from our collection and from her current exhibit "My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I." Lynn will be happy to answer...
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How did the censorship of military mail during WorldWarI affect both soldiers
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Join postal history curator Lynn Heidelbaugh as she shares objects and answers your questions related to censorship and the mail during World War I!

This even is taking place on Facebook, and is therefore free to the public worldwide.
Join postal history curator Lynn Heidelbaugh as she shares objects and answers

Facebook Live chat: Censorship and the Mail during World War I

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It’s Collections Care Thursday, and our newest exhibit, “My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from WWI,” opened to the public today! A lot of behind-the-scenes work happened over the past year and a half to make the exhibit a reality. On the collections side of things, staff cataloged, imaged, surveyed for condition and prepared forty-one objects for the first rotation of this exhibit. There are four...
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Its Collections Care Thursday and our newest exhibit My Fellow Soldiers Letters
At the end of #WWI, General John J. Pershing (commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF) wrote a letter that begins, "My Fellow Soldiers." Pershing expressed his profound respect and appreciation for the sacrifice, endurance, and will of those who served under him. Each member of the AEF received a copy of the message.

Letters were the primary form of communication between home...
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At the end of WWI General John J Pershing commander of the
Though World War I began in 1914, the U.S. remained neutral until Germany announced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare in early 1917. After the destruction of American ships and other provocations, President Woodrow Wilson told Congress on April 2, 1917, "The world must be made safe for democracy," as he successfully requested a declaration of war.

This postcard depicts the U.S....
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Though World War I began in 1914 the US remained neutral until
It's Collections Care Thursday! After waiting many years for the funding for conservation treatment, the Postal Museum is now sending its collection of Lloyd Branson murals to Artex Conservation Lab for treatment. Branson (1853-1925) was a Tennessee artist who spent most of his life in and around Knoxville. He was commissioned by the Post Office Department to paint a series of murals for...
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Its Collections Care Thursday After waiting many years for the funding for
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