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U.S. Postal Museum, Marshall

4.8
#3 of 6 in Museums in Calhoun County
Specialty Museum · Museum
Hours: Open by Appointment.

Admission: $5.00 (Group rates on request).

Curator: Michael Schragg

Housed in a 1932 Works Progress Administration post office building, this museum building is an architectural gem. Collecting for this museum began in 1987, and has grown into the second largest Postal Service Museum in the country.

As you wander through the six rooms of the museum, you will experience two centuries of postal history, including:

* Old post office window units and lock boxes

* Early 1900s horse-drawn mail buggies

* Inner-workings of a railway mail car

* The first postage stamp and earlier stamps

* V-mail (WWII letters)

* A 1931 Model A mail truck

* Photographs of ancestors who pioneered mail delivery
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  • Hats off to Mike for his dedication in creating this postal museum. It is a magnificient collection and Mike's enthusiasm during the tour is remarkable. We really enjoyed our time there, especially.....  more »
  • History restored and brought back to life! Great educational information for school children. Walk through and relive the past. Many historical pieces and lots of memorabilia to view.  more »

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