Workshops and Classes

September Events at the National Postal Museum

Photo courtesy of the National Post Museum.

Photo courtesy of the National Post Museum.

Event name: “Lunchtime Lecture Series: Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site”
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact Info: Motoko Hioki (202) 633-5533 [email protected]
Admission: Free; no registration required
Link: http://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html
Event Description: Come learn more about the National Park Service’s role as warden of historical locations. This Wednesday lunchtime lecture series spotlights several Park Service sites in greater Washington, DC that reflect significant people and places associated with African American history.

Carter G. Woodson received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1912, taught history at Howard University, and was a founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1926 he created the annual observance that later became Black History Month. John T. Fowler joins us again to discuss this historic site.

Event name: “Lunchtime Lecture Series: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site”
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact Info: Motoko Hioki (202) 633-5533 [email protected]
Admission: Free; no registration required
Link: http://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html
Event Description: Come learn more about the National Park Service’s role as warden of historical locations. This Wednesday lunchtime lecture series spotlights several Park Service sites in greater Washington, DC that reflect significant people and places associated with African American history.

Join National Park Service Ranger Nathan Johnson for a discussion of the life and home of Frederick Douglass, who rose to prominence in the 19th century as an abolitionist, human rights advocate and journalist. Ranger Johnson works at Frederick Douglass NHS in Anacostia, Douglass’ residence at the time of his death in 1895.

Event name: “HISTORY AFTER HOURS Roundtable: African American Visionaries and the Mail”
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact Info: Motoko Hioki (202) 633-5533 [email protected]
Admission: Free; registration required (see Event Description for link)
Link: http://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html
Event Description: A panel explores the ways that Maggie L. Walker, Booker T. Washington, and George Washington Carver used the mail system to advance their educational and business initiatives. Participants are Ajena C. Rogers, Supervisory Park Ranger at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, Virginia; April Baldwin, Park Guide at Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Alabama; and Daniel A. Piazza, Chief Curator of Philately at the National Postal Museum.

Complimentary bar opens at 6:00 pm.
The discussion starts at 6:30 pm.
Admission is free, but registration is required: http://historyafterhours09222016.eventbrite.com/

Event name: “Lunchtime Lecture Series: African American Civil War Memorial”
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact Info: Motoko Hioki (202) 633-5533 [email protected]
Admission: Free; no registration required
Link: http://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html
Event Description: Come learn more about the National Park Service’s role as warden of historical locations. This Wednesday lunchtime lecture series spotlights several Park Service sites in greater Washington, DC that reflect significant people and places associated with African American history.

The African American Civil War Memorial honors the role played by United States Colored Troops in the American Civil War. Located in the historic U Street corridor of northwestern Washington, DC, the memorial has been managed by the National Park Service since 2004. Robert T. Parker, a fifteen-year veteran of the National Park Service, presents.

Event name: “HISTORY AFTER HOURS Lecture and Book Signing: Buffalo Soldiers”
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact Info: Motoko Hioki (202) 633-5533 [email protected]
Admission: Free; registration required (see Event Description for link)
Link: http://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html
Event Description: The Buffalo Soldiers consisted of all-black army units that served with distinction from the post-Civil War era through the Korean War. Anthony L. Powell will discuss the significant role that Buffalo Soldiers, including his ancestor First Sergeant Samuel N. Waller, played in the development of the American West and the creation of the national parks. A book signing of his publication, Buffalo Soldiers: Photographs from the Collections of Anthony L. Powell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, follows.

Complimentary bar opens at 6:00 pm.
The discussion starts at 6:30 pm.
Admission is free, but registration is required: http://historyafterhours09292016.eventbrite.com/

The National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, across from Union Station. For more information about the Smithsonian, please call (202) 633-1000 or visit the museum website at www.postalmuseum.si.edu.