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Earthview at Spellman: 20-Foot Walk-In Inflated Globe
Ever wonder what it might be like to look at a globe from the inside? The Spellman Museum of stamps & Postal History at Regis College in Weston offers you the chance on Monday, November 12 from 10:00 to 12:00
Earthview, a twenty-foot high (that’s two stories) inflated globe will be open for children and adults to step inside and learn fascinating facts about geography. The Globe is sponsored by the Massachusetts Global Awareness Project at Bridgewater State and is part of the Museum’s celebration of National Geography Awareness Week
Directors of the Bridgewater program, Dr. Vernon Domingo and Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan, will make presentations inside the Globe throughout the morning. Both professors take this Globe to schools across the state and recently even set it up on the main hall of the Massachusetts State House.
Visits inside the Globe will take place every 15 minutes (10:00, 10:15, 10:30, etc) and families should try to make a reservation (although not mandatory) by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
While children are waiting they will have the opportunity to hunt through boxes of worldwide stamps and create their own stamp atlas to take home for free
Visitors are asked to park free at the Museum and take the short walk to the Field House on campus.
Admission is $3 per child with no cost to adults. More information is available at www.spellman.org or by calling 617-784-5838.
More About Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
This museum is part of Regis College and contains the collections of a number of famous philatelists, including the eponymous Cardinal Spellman, President Eisenhower, Gen. Matthew Ridgway and the holdings of the National Philatelic Museum in Philadelphia. Stamps are a tiny window on the history and culture of a nation; the museum seeks to promote a richer understanding of civilization through its holdings, now numbering more than two million items. Check the museum's Web site for frequent events held on-site.