The Spellman Museum offers a wide variety of educational and informational programs about the history of stamps and the postal system. These programs can be customized and presented at the museum or offsite. In addition to on site programming and hands-on content, the Spellman shares a wide variety of electronic offerings and resources.
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Stamp collecting often begins at a young age – children are often enchanted by the visuals and content a stamp offers. Exposing children to the joy of postage stamps and collecting can create a lifelong hobby. The Spellman creates engaging programming to capture children’s interests. Activities include participating in stamp scavenger hunts, accumulating personal collections of stamps, attending lectures, among others. All children take home a free packet of stamps and information about how to start their own collection. And, youth visitors have the opportunity to complete a quiz on the Main Gallery exhibits in order to be eligible to win even more stamps!
A children’s membership is available with benefits designed to engage and promote philately and the joy of collecting for years to come.
The Museum is available for school field trips and a member of our staff can arrange to visit classrooms of all grades. Programs can be designed to match current classroom curriculum. Programs for homeschool families are also available.
“Stamps Come Alive”
The Stamps Come Alive programs features speakers who bring to life subjects featured on stamps including owls, alligators, clocks, dinosaur fossils, farm animals and historic personalities. These periodic programs are held at the Museum with visiting experts and their live props. Exhibits of related stamps are part of the programs.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Plan to Join Us!
The Joys of Nature
Saturday, September 17, 11:00 am
Live Nature Program
presented by Joy Marzolf
Engaging Live Animal and Nature Programs for all ages
Joy has been presenting live animal and nature programs for children, and all ages, for over 20 years!
She brings her special and intriguing live animals to the Spellman for a hands-on, furry experience.
Great for children and adults of all ages!
Space is limited!
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Saturday, October 15, 11:00 am
performed by Sheryl Faye
Since 2003, Sheryl Faye has masterfully brought to life important historical women to both children and adults across the U.S. In her one-woman shows, she immerses the audience in a multimedia learning experience that captivates viewers and sparks their interest to explore more.
Join us for her live presentation that you will never forget!
Space is limited!