The Spellman Museum is a non-profit educational institution chartered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Located in its original 1961 home on the Regis College campus, it features an expansive gallery, library, store and an active post office. A member-driven organization, the museum features dynamic exhibits and programs that bring history, current affairs, pioneers, and exotic places to the visitor through the medium of stamps.
Recently featured in the online travel and destination site Atlas Obscura, the Spellman has been consistently cited as a top museum in Gannet’s annual Metrowest Community Choice Awards. Museum representatives have also appeared on WGBH public television in Boston, promoting the hobby of stamp collecting to a wide audience.
In addition to vast collections of U.S. and international stamps, the Spellman is home to philatelic exhibits on a broad range of subjects including the 1773 Boston Tea Party, the 1937 Hindenburg disaster, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and breast cancer awareness. Local residents may also enjoy displays on postal history in and around Weston, including the Boston Post Road which runs through the town.
The Spellman is one of two philatelic museums in the United States, the other being the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. The art, history, culture, and stories captured here on postage stamps engage constituents of all ages and backgrounds, fostering connections that are vital to an informed and enlightened populace.