Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: How cool is this??

I only wish that I could attend!!

WHAT: Pens & the Post: Collect, Correspond, Celebrate!

WHEN: Saturday, May 29 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:  Smithsonian National Postal Museum
                2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
                Washington DC

The National Postal Museum, along with the Pen Collectors of America and Fahrney’s Pens, are hosting “Pens & the Post: Collect, Correspond, Celebrate!” Pens, postage and mail have long gone hand in hand. Explore the shared history of pens and mail with the whole family.

The following activities taking place throughout the day:
· Make a creative card to send to a friend with young designer Sophia Breuer
· Watch an expert calligraphy demonstration by expert calligrapher Deborah Basel
· Take a fancy fountain pen for a spin at the “Pen Petting Zoo” provided by Fahrney’s Pens
· Sample a rainbow of ink colors with John Bosley, author of Vintage Inks
· Try out beautiful papers from plain to posh with handwriting specialist Nan Barchowsky
· Just in time for Memorial Day, pen a letter to U.S. military members and learn about World War II-era correspondence.
· Meet the Pen Collectors of America and find out more about the pen collecting community
· See a pen set belonging to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and beautiful stamps featuring pens and handwriting in a scavenger hunt

Short workshops provide the opportunity to learn from the experts and try new skills:

· 11:30 a.m. – Pens for Kids Workshop presented by the Pen Collectors of America
· 12:30 p.m. – Cursive for Kids Workshop presented by Fahrney’s Pens
· 1:30 p.m. – Pens for Kids Workshop presented by the Pen Collectors of America
· 2:30 p.m. – The Glory of Pen Collecting presented by the Pen Collectors of America

If you have questions please contact:

Meradyth Moore
Public Information Officer
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington DC 20013
202.633.5509 (office)
202.633.9393 (fax)


bleubug said...

I'm a member of the Pen Collectors of America and saw that they have started a relationship with the Postal Museum. Whoever thought if it was inspired since what goes with the post better than pens? It's sooo cool to do this for kids. Thanks for posting it!

Palimpsest said...

Oh, that is fantastic! I wish I could be there!!!

PostMuse said...

I'm currently planning to attend the event. I will take pictures and write about it on my blog :-)

MikeWas said...

Would've been nice in August during the DC Pen Show!

Mona said...

Hi! This activity is so cool I wish we had something like this here in the Philippines. The last time I visited the Smithsonian was when I was a little girl, I don't know if they had a Postal Museum then. Your template looks great, BTW :)

John said...

Thanks for posting about this. I'm really looking forward to being the "Ink Guy" at this great event. If you're there, stop by and say hi!

Julie (Okami) said...

John, I sure wish that I could be there. Unfortunately, a weekend trip from Florida to DC is not in the cards at the moment. I hope you take lots of photos in addition to being the "Ink Guy".

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