Preservation Celebration

National Postal Museum - Lower Level Atrium
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Join the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum on Thursday, April 28, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as we celebrate National Preservation Week!

Visitors are encouraged to bring in their own keepsakes for personalized preservation tutorials with our Preservation and Collections team. The staff will also bring out artifacts from NPM’s collection storage to show examples how we store treasures in our own collection. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to play a fun game identifying the Agents of Deterioration!


  • Artifacts and Memorabilia
  • Books
  • Drawings
  • Letters and Documents
  • Photo Albums and Photographs
  • Stamps, Covers, and other Philatelic Materials

*Please note that the National Postal Museum is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items. National Postal Museum staff is not authorized to appraise the monetary value of objects.

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