We are excited about our partnership withCultural Charisma. We have set up pop-up exhibits inside their shop at 517 E. Vandalia, Edwardsville, IL and have sparked engaging conversations about stamp collecting. We have been set up every Saturday since March and will be participating through August 2022 and possibly longer from 10:00-2:00. We appreciate our dedicated space on the backside of Shon A’s salon.
We are honored to host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum at theEdwardsville Public Library , Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10:00-2:00pm. Dr. Khalid will make a presentation at 11:00. (112 South Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL)
We had an opportunity to share stamp collecting with a group of Upward Bound students. They were engaged, asked great questions and expressed appreciation for exposure. The focus was STEM but we included Arts so full STEAM ahead. Took picture with winners of prize for completing word puzzle first. Fun fact: They have never had to lick a stamp
Since the founding of the United States, African Americans have played a pivotal role in the shaping of American history and heritage. Their contributions to America have included the fields highlighted by the 1940 Famous Americans and many more. This virtual exhibition showcases the black experience in the United States through the lens of American postage stamps.
Created by Angelo Wider, United States Postal Service, and Alexander T. Haimann, National Postal Museum.
In the month of August we will be celebrating our 1 year Anniversary at the 40th Anniversary Conference for the Association of African American Museums. One of the events will be hosted at the Hampton University Museum that is celebrating 150 years. We are honored to be a traveling scholarship recipient and a social media ambassador.
We will have a Pop-Up Exhibit at a Back to School Bash hosted by Shon A’s Salon. This salon received the 2018 business community service award from the local NAACP.
We are happy about the partnership that we have been forming with the HouseofMilesEStL. We will be joining them for a Fellowship Sunday to introduce the services being offered by them and NMAAS.
We will be joining the Alton Black Expo with a booth to expose others to the hobby of stamp collecting and the African Americans featured. Some giveaways and other activities are being planned for our table – September 29.Visit their Eventbrite link for tickets.
We have been invited to celebrate with the HouseofMilesEstL at their Kind of Blue Affair – September 25. Contact them for tickets to this event.