Thursday, August 28, 2014
The National Churchill Museum is letting postal workers, active military personnel and veterans in for free on Labor Day. The free admission is in honor of the the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit “Mail Call,” which is currently on display at the museum.
Mail Call tells the story of military mail and communication during times of conflict. The exhibit’s stations consist of documents, photographs, illustrations and audio elements that show how military mail communication has changed over the years. The stations also highlight excerpts from letters between military members and their loved ones at home.
Amy Cantone, archivist and curator at the National Churchill Museum, said the exhibit has seven stations that look at military mail from the American Revolution through more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“It is as comprehensive as possible,” Cantone told the Fulton Sun prior to the exhibit’s opening.
Mail Call is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling exhibition Service. The National Churchill Museum, located on Westminster College’s campus, has the exhibit Aug. 9 through Oct. 19.
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