Putting a stamp on it: Virtual, traveling philatelic museum honors black heritage

We were honored to have a story about our pop-up museum in The Telegraph (Alton, IL) and The Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL). Please read the article at The Intelligencer website.

Some of the activities where we shared the hobby of stamp collecting this month are:

February 7, 2020 – Southern Illinois University Black Expo (Edwardsville, IL)

February 16, 2020 – Edwardsville Public Library (Exhibit Theme: Educate and Entertain)

On February 29, 2020 – We will host “Coloring for the Culture” (Edwardsville, IL) Please visit our Facebook page for more information on this event.

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Upcoming events

Postponed – March 21, 2020 – AKA Entrepreneur Expo (Collinsville, IL)

Postponed – April 18, 2020 – Hosting the Black History 101 Mobile Museum (Edwardsville, IL) Please visit our Facebook page for more information on this event.

October 2018 Activities – Movie Viewing

October is National Stamp Collecting Month and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As part of our Stamp Out Violence Initiative we are collecting new socks to donate to a local shelter.

Also, stamps are being collected to be used in a kids stamp art project. If you would like to donate, please send to NMAAS, P. O. Box 303, Edwardsville, IL 62025 

We are venturing out into more programming and will be hosting a Premiere Movie Viewing to support our goals of encouraging #CommunityConversations and #CommunityCaring. 

The Hate U Give is based on a children’s best seller and encourages reflections on ones actions and beliefs. (Image is subject to copyright)

To reserve a ticket by Eventbrite visit: Tickets

Events and Activities Coming Up – August and September 2018

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.