A Day at the National Postal Museum

It was blustery and cold on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and we originally were planning on visiting the Pennsylvania Dutch Country but since it was reporting close to 0' with the wind chill, we decided to stay local. Our goal is to see all of the Smithsonian Museums while we are here and we have about 6 left. We decided to visit the National Postal Museum up on Capitol Hill. 

Kyle was obviously jumping for joy at not having to pay for parking.

Another heel click for good measure. 

The Postal Museum is in, of course, an old post office and it is beautiful!

Stamps for days!

Two of the first U.S. stamps!

Stamps to take home if we wanted!

This dog was adopted as the first unofficial postal mascot but later became a nationwide mascot for 9 years, while traveling from state to state and even around the world.

His name was Owney and I have no idea why.

Mailboxes found around the world. 

A neat exhibit on delivering mail during the 18th century.

And THANK GOODNESS we were able to make our own
stamps on the computer! I'm glad we have these gems.

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