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The POSTSECRETS REVEALED event has been canceled. If you have purchased tickets, you will be notified about refund instructions.

postsecrets revealed:
a party at the postal museum

Fri., November 7, 8–11 p.m. (Special VIP Access from 7-8 p.m.)

National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C.

Nothing spices up a party better than spilling a few secrets—and Frank Warren, author of newly released The World of PostSecret and the wildly popular PostSecret project, knows over one million of them. Join Warren for an inside look at the PostSecret phenomenon, craft your own mail art, and post or tweet a secret you’ve been wanting to tell. Enjoy music, cocktails, and the museum’s fascinating exhibits.

Copies of The World of PostSecret (William Morrow) are available for sale and signing.

Special features for VIP ticket-holders: Enjoy exclusive early access to the event with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Smithsonian Enid A. Haupt Garden at Night



Han SuesThe "Chicken from Hell" and the Last American Dinosaurs
Tuesday, November 18, 6:45 p.m.

The 500-pound feathered dinosaur dubbed the "Chicken from Hell" was an extraordinary creature. Join paleontologist Hans Sues as he discusses the rich trove of late-Cretaceous-era dinosaurs found in the rocks of the Hell Creek Formation. Buy tickets>>


AmazonsAmazons! Finding the Ancient World’s Real Warrior Women
Thursday, November 20, 6:45 p.m.

Their prowess was the stuff of many cultures’ legends. New archeological discoveries point to evidence that women warriors could actually be found on the battlefield—not just in storytellers’ imaginations. Buy tickets>>


Alan TuringThe Enigma of Alan Turing: A Biographer’s Portrait
Wednesday, December 6, 6:45 p.m.

In his acclaimed biography of British mathematician Alan Turing, Andrew Hodges tells how this brilliant man’s concept of a universal machine laid the foundation for the modern computer, and how Turing played a leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II. Buy tickets>>


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