The Smithsonian's premier 21+ after-hours event series—a unique mix of culture, art, history and science, including music, a cash bar, and special access to Smithsonian exhibits, collections, and experts.
Save the Date for our next event on Feb. 13, 2014!
signed, sealed, delivered: a party at the postal museum
Thurs., February 13, 8–11 p.m.
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C.
Get a head start on Valentine’s Day with a cool celebration of the power of connection. Long before we before we e-mailed, texted, and Instragrammed, we sent the sweetest of messages on their way with a stamp.
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is the ideal place to look back—and forward—to the role that mail plays in bringing us together. The museum boasts stunning displays and interactive exhibits in the new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, the largest in the world, which provide a fascinating look at American culture and history in postage-sized morsels. Get a glimpse, too, at how new tech developments are expanding mail’s boundaries.
And since happy endings sometimes start in near-misses, enjoy performances inspired by some of the romantic, comic, and downright odd messages from the Missed Connections postings on Craigslist (“We work in the same building”...“Candy Crusher on Yellow Line”...“You were buying pipe at Home Depot”).
Craft a handmade card for your crush by using vintage postage, ink stamps, washi tapes, and specialty papers. Design a one-of-a-kind stamp with your own photo, created on the museum’s nifty touch-screen system.
Drinks, music, dancing, and more await behind the glowing windows of the historic City Post Office Building. Who knows what the night might deliver for you?
Stay tuned for more event information including when tickets will be on sale!
The Online Craft Revolution: How Etsy is Changing American Crafts
Mon., Dec. 9, 6:45 p.m.
Since it opened its virtual doors in 2005, Etsy has create a radical new model for how artists and artisans connect with consumers. An Etsy executive, a museum curator, and two Etsty shop owners look at how the site has turned hand-crafted into hot. Buy tickets>>
Are you on our list?
Subscribe now to the SMITHSONIAN at 8 email list for updates and special offers on upcoming events.
FUTURE SMITHSONIAN AT 8 EVENTS
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Party at the
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 (Save the date!)
Connect with us!
RSVP on Facebook!
Connect on Twitter #SMITHSONIANat8