Monday, May 6, 2013
Weston played host to an unveiling on Friday that will go down in the annals of U.S. history.
Dozens gathered Friday at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History for a First Day of Issue Ceremony for four new stamps. The set of "A Flag for All Seasons" stamps features four colorful stamps depicting the American flag from below against a backdrop of trees reflecting each of the four seasons. The autumn flag sits against golden leaves, the winter flag against bare branches, the spring flag against the bright green of new growth and the summer flag against the deep green leaves of mid-summer. Boston Postmaster James Holland spoke during the ceremonial unveiling of the new flags, as did Spellman President Nancy Clark and museum curator George Norton. Holland thanked the Spellman Museum for hosting the unveiling, saying it was a…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Spellman Museum in Weston will play host to an unveiling of new stamps this week.
The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History in Weston will be the site of stamp history Friday as a new coil of 100 stamps is unveiled in a short public ceremony. The coil of stamps is titled "A Flag for All Seasons" and features seasonal images of the U.S. flag. The First Day of Issue ceremony is free and open to the public. Guests will be among the first people in the country to see the new stamp design and purchase the stamps Boston Postmaster James Holland will be in attendance along with Spellman curator George Norton, and the U.S. Postal Service Color Guard. The ceremony begins at noon and the exhibit opens at 11 a.m. Parking is available at the museum. According to announcement from the U.S. Post Office: Each of the four "A Flag …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The museum's annual Happy Birthday Presidents Day will take place during the vacation week and a special reenactor will bring a former president to life.
"Let them eat cake" ... and look at stamps ... and "meet" presidents. The Spellman Museum is holding a couple of events this week for families, beginning Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., with a visit from actor and author Ted Zalewski. Zalewski will present his one-man, one-hour show, "Teddy Rossevelt: Mind, Body and Spirt." "Combining history, drama and fun, Zalewski gives an impersonation of TR and presents Roosevelt's own words, writings, and beliefs," according to a release from the museum. "Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, father, statesman and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Theodore Roosevelt lived a life that inspires us still." Regular museum admission applies, and there is no need to make a reservation but you may do so by…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The annual stamp event is coming up in a couple of weeks.
The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History will hold its annual stamp recycling event on Saturday, March 2. "New England's biggest stamp recycling event," according to an announcement from the museum, will feature a wide variety of collections and stamp supplies. One room of the museum will feature philatelic literature such as handbooks, journals and catalogues from around the world. "Visitors may also view the Special Exhibits Gallery and the main gallery that include displays of Zeppelins on stamps and envelopes, a US Presidents on Stamps exhibit, stamps celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and jubilee, civil war letters and envelopes, early children’s stamp games and numerous antique stamp carrying cases," according to a …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Program, including author visit, set for May 20.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The following information is from the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History: When was the last time you wrote or received a personal letter? Do you have some letters that you have saved because they are special to you? Do your children ever write a letter rather than sending an email? Are you just tired of receiving and answering emails? The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus in Weston is holding its third annual Letter Writing Day on Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. The theme this year is “Letters – The New Emails.” Children’s book author and illustrator Jennifer Morris will read from her book about sending a letter, demonstrate how she illustrates her books and will show images of her studio. In…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Bring used items to the museums to decorate with postage stamps.
The following information is from the Spellman Musuem of Stamps & Postal History: Don’t throw away that paper cup, glass jar, plastic bottle, shoe box or tin can. Bring it to the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus in Weston to be recycled by decorating it with free postage stamps. The Museum is holding its annual Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 18, from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to providing colorful stamps to decorate used items, children can learn how to make envelopes from old paper and can use them to send Earth Day greetings to friends, with the museum providing the postage. There will also be stamp games and puzzles with stamp prizes awarded. Families can also make a stamp map using …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Actor Ted Zalewski will portray Postman Joseph Roulin.
The following information is from the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History: What does 19th century artist Vincent van Gogh have to do with stamps and postal history? “The relationship is not exactly direct,” notes Henry Lukas, director of education at the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus Weston. But, he adds, “what we know of van Gogh and his life can be found in his many letters.” Near the end of his life in Arles, France, van Gogh's closest and most loyal friend was the Postman Joseph Roulin who brought him this correspondence. As a result of this friendship, van Gogh painted his portrait several times and it has appeared on a stamp. One of these paintings also hangs in the Museum of Fine …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Program set for March 10.
The following information is from the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History: There is no need any more to be afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. Michael LeBlanc from Gardner, Mass., will bring a live wolf to the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus in Weston on Saturday, March 10 to clear up many myths about this misunderstood animal. LeBlanc's one-hour programs at 1 and 3 p.m. will explain the life of a wolf, one of America’s most endangered species. LeBlanc believes that through education he can help clarify the many misconceptions people have about this animal and also share his work at his own compound and with research facilities and zoos and he will also highlight his travels in the wild. The program …