Events And Activities

NMAAS has had the opportunity to be featured on blogs and local newspapers. The most recent one was on – Profile for National Museum of African Americans on Stamps.

We have been fortunate to set up travelling exhibits in partnership with the Edwardsville, IL library of 3 years now.  We hand out stamp kits to kids at this event. If you would like to assist in this effort please donate at

NMAAS shares items from the personal collection of Charlene Blair that consists of stamps, first day covers, souvenir pages, posters, and other items. It concentrates on U. S. African Americans on Stamps.  Booker T. Washington was the first African American male and Harriet Tubman was the first female.   There are 43 stamps in the Black Heritage Series (BHS) as of 2020 but there are hundreds of other stamps to be shared. BHS is the oldest commemorative recognized by the U. S. Postal Service. We are thankful for the award winning website maintained by the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER) for providing content to share.  We are members and would be happy to sponsor your membership #810.

A few events that we have had booths are: 

Moving4Ward Ministries event bringing awareness about sexual abuse. Like art stamp collecting can be therapeutic.

Wells Fargo Advisors Community Day.  Nonprofits had an opportunity for exposure and to share information about their organization with Team members.

PreacherWoman’s Conference. We raffled baskets as a fundraiser and got several inquiries about setting up a display at Churches and other events.