The Spellman Museum is Great for ALL Ages!
From Elementary to High School, and college to senior citizens, there is something at the museum for you! Programs for homeschooler families are also available. The Spellman Museum has been voted one of the three best museums for children by Nickelodeon in the Metro-West area. See our Education Section to read more about our education programs for children and schools, and watch the calendar for details on our exhibits, workshops, and special talks.
- Meet a Professional Philatelist: Interview with David S. Ball, Executive Director The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
Download a copy of the an article in the USA Philatelic magazine.
- Royal Philatelic Society of London - Powerpoint Presentations from the October 14, 2017 Regional Meeting
The Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) is the oldest philatelic society in the world. It was founded in 1869 as The Philatelic Society, London. The society runs a postal museum, the Museum of Philatelic History, at its Devonshire Place headquarters in London. Regional meetings happen throughout the year. US Northeast region meeting is taking place at The Spellman Museum. The event is free and open to the public. See the RPSL Regional Meeting page here.
Ben Franklin, aka Dr. Tim O'Connor, listens to Vera Meyer play the glass harmonica, an instrument he invented in 1761, at the Museum's Annual Members Dinner on October 7.
Ben Franklin at the Members Dinner talked about the history of the Post Office and gave examples of pre-revolutionary war letters from his collection.
Explore the World of Philately
- Current Events Calendar: Google Calendar Feed
Please be sure to visit our current events calendar for the latest happenings at the Museum, as well as information on Philatelic events in the area.
- Lecture Program Available
The Museum offers a one-hour PowerPoint presentation both on the history of postage stamps covering a range of historical topics presented by the Museum's Education Director. The talk has been given at libraries, senior centers, rotary clubs, assisted living facilities, churches, life-long learning programs and at other social organizations. One recent attendee commented: "I so enjoyed your presentation Thank you. Your program was full of relatable information, and your style is so friendly. I could have listened for another hour."
For more information and/or to schedule a program, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-784-5838. Visits to the Museum by any of these groups on any day of the week can also be arranged.
- "A Century of US Mail", Thursday May 3, 2018
Spellman Symposium 2018. A list of speakers will be finalized soon.
- The Inverted Jenny, Thursday May 3-6, 2018
The APS will lend us their copy of the Inverted Jenny to display at the museum from Thursday to Sunday (May 3-6) as part of the Spellman Symposium 2018.