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On Wednesday morning, February 3, Curtis Roosevelt toured Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression with NPM Director Allen Kane and exhibit curators Cheryl Ganz and Daniel Piazza. The oldest grandson of FDR and Eleanor, Curtis Roosevelt lived with his grandparents in the White House from 1933 until the president’s death. Though Roosevelt now lives in France, he was back in the U.S. on a six-week tour to promote his book, Too Close to the Sun: Growing up in the Shadow of my Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor. Cheryl Ganz and Curtis Roosevelt look at a frame of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at National Postal Museum
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MonocoPhil Souvenir Sheet From December 4-6, 2009, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum participated in MonacoPhil, the elite international philatelic exhibition held every 2-3 years in Monte-Carlo. As a founding institutional member of the Club de Monte-Carlo, the Smithsonian has been honored to present a selection from America’s National Philatelic Collection at every MonacoPhil since the show’s inception in 1997. It was particularly gratifying that the museum could be present at the opening reception, during which the 2009 ASCAT Grand Prix award was presented to William H. Gross (commorative stamp at left), whose generous gift of $8 million dollars for a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2010 at National Postal Museum
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