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Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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Spider Press Demonstration

The National Postal Museum is looking for outgoing volunteers to facilitate Gallery Experiences within the museum. Volunteers work independently or in pairs to provide opportunities for short, visitor-driven interactions based on particular objects, activities, or themes. Current Gallery Experiences include Spider Press demonstrations, Stamp Collecting station, and Dead Letter Office sorting challenge.

  • Spider Press demonstrations show how stamps were printed in the late 1800’s on an antique printing press. This experience is facilitated in pairs.
  • Stamp Collecting stations are places for people of all ages to learn about philately and create their own topical stamp collection to take home.
  • Dead Letter Office challenge has visitors learning about what surprising things can and cannot be delivered through the postal system through a sorting game.
  • More experiences coming soon! Help us test them out.

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About Smithsonian National Postal Museum


2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002, US

Mission Statement

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately. The museum uses exhibits, educational public programs and research to make this rich history available to scholars, philatelists, collectors and visitors from around the world.


The National Postal Museum is devoted to presenting the colorful and engaging history of the nation’s mail service and showcasing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of stamps and philatelic material in the world.


We'll work with your schedule.


2 Massachusetts Ave NEWashington, DC 20002



  • English
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Group Facilitation


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Twice a month, minimum 1 year commitment

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