Public Programs

A crowd watching a group of musicians perform.
An Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration in the Museum's Atrium.

Public programs at the National Postal Museum provoke thinking about postal history, philately, and related topics for diverse audiences.

Guest Artist Program

Throughout the Summer 2023, the NPM will be collaborating with artist and illustrator John Parra on a series of educational programs for learners of all ages! More information on John and his work—including his stamp designs—can be found on our website.

Hello, Museo

Join educators from the National Postal Museum every other Tuesday for a bilingual program featuring music, stories, crafts, and gallery exploration.

Únase a los educadores del Museo Postal Nacional cada dos martes para un programa bilingüe que presenta música, historias, artesanías y exploración de galerías.

postcards with heART

We invite you to think about and reflect upon the scope of the current refugee crisis and the experiences of displaced people around the world.

Postmarks & Paperbacks

Postmarks & Paperbacks is an online book club for lovers of books, letters, and the art and history of communication.

Story Time

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at Virtual Story Time.

Symposia and Lectures

List of upcoming and past symposia and lectures.

Wine & Design Evenings

Wine & Design brings happy hour and postal-theme crafting together quarterly at the Postal Museum! Whether you are a letter-writing lover, an Etsy-fanatic or just looking for something new to do — join the club!