The National Postal Museum Hosts “An Evening of the Arts” Celebrating Black History Month

By Editorial Team on February 9, 2016
Work by Bart Forbs. Courtesy of The National Postal Museum.
Work by Bart Forbs. Courtesy of The National Postal Museum.
Event: Thursday, February 11 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm


Join the National Postal Museum for “An Evening of the Arts,” featuring a performance by award-winning Jazz Artist Mark Meadows with his ensemble and one final opportunity to visit our Freedom Just Around the Corner exhibition.

Get a sneak-peek at the latest stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icons series. USPS Art Director Ethel Kessler will be on hand to share the story behind the stamps — from concept to print.

Calvin Mitchell, National Postal Museum Philatelic Curator, will be available to speak with visitors about the process of creating an exhibit like Freedom Just Around the Corner.

The museum’s monthly Wine & Design will be open to all visitors as a free event and will focus on Valentine’s Day card making. (Light refreshments will be served: lemonade and desserts)


  • Daily: 10am to 5:30pm

The National Postal Museum is devoted to presenting the colorful and engaging history of the nation’s mail service and showcasing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of stamps and philatelic material in the world.

It 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