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Spellman Museum Donates to Boston 2026

Ther first of two $5,000 donation checks has been sent to Boston 2026 World Expo officers on behalf of the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, located on the campus of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

The museum will be hosting a large booth in “Society Row” during the Expo, offering free evaluations of stamps and collections to the general public.

The Spellman is in elite company with the Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum in Washington, DC, as one of the few philatelic museums in the United States and the oldest postal museum in the western hemisphere.

More than two million items make up the museum’s holdings, including stamps, covers and other postal related items.  Besides the original Spellman philatelic collection, it has added those from dignitaries including U.S. Presidents Roosevelt and Eisenhower, Army General Matthew Ridgway and violinist Jascha Heifetz.

The museum’s slogan, “Your portal to history, culture, and the arts,” embodies the organization’s mission of using philately as an educational tool.  This is especially true through its “Stamps Come Alive” program, integrating expert speakers on a variety of subjects with related philatelic material.  The Spellman is a popular field trip destination for school children in the region.

Brian J. Howard, Spellman Executive Director, said of the donation, “The Spellman Museum is pleased to support the Boston 2026 World Expo.  For over sixty years, the museum has worked to promote philately and to be a repository for both national and worldwide postal history.  This gift is indicative of the strong relationship between the Spellman and this hallmark event; we invite all show attendees to our facility on the Regis College campus during their time in Boston.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, The Spellman receives funding from donors across the world supporting their mission and operations.  It is managed through a Board of Trustees, executive director, museum staff and dedicated volunteers.

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