Special Events – Exhibits – Pop-Ups

We are excited about our partnership with Cultural 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 the Edwardsville 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)

https://www.edwardsvillelibrary.org/ – https://www.culturalcharisma.com – https://www.blackhistorymobilemuseum.com

Heritage Highlights – Week of January 20

Week of January 20

1/20/1992 – President Bush declares M. L. King, Jr. birthday national holiday.

1/21/1824 – Osai Tutu Kwamina defeated British at Assamaka, Ashanti.

1/22/1793 – Benjamin Banneker helped plan Washington, DC.

1/23/1977 – First ABC-TV showing of “Roots”.

1/24/1991 – Aids recognized as major health threat to African Americans

1/25/1966 – Constance B. Motley appointed federal judge, first woman.

1/26/1961 – Carl T. Rowan, journalist, given White House job.

Heritage Highlights – Week of January 6, 2019

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2019! As we celebrate and look forward to the coming year here are some history making events that happened this week.  We will post some more through out this year.  Thanks for visiting.

1/6/1773 – Massachusetts slaves petition for freedom.

1/7/1923 – Roland Hayes acclaimed after Boston recital.

1/8/1811 – Slave revolt in New Orleans.

1/9/1866 – Fisk University founded, Nashville, TN

1/10/1866 – Georgia Equal Rights Association organized.

1/11/1770 – 462,000 slaves in the 13 colonies.

1/12/1952 – University of Tennessee admitted first Negro student.



Source: America’s Black Heritage Calendar

HouseofMilesEStL – Miles Davis

June 9 is the new date and we are ready with a special tribute exhibit/display to honor Miles Davis.

We will be celebrating the Miles Davis Festival at his childhood home with a display in his honor.  We are so proud to be a part of this event and will also exhibit other musicians on stamps. Read this article by the Alton Telegraph about the celebration.

Nonprofit renovated Miles Davis’ boyhood home for public, holding Miles Fest






















Dorothy Height Stamp

The Dorothy Height is still available at the USPS online. 

“Height is the 40th addition to the Black Heritage Series which features other African American pioneers and activists including Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. She is also the 15th woman to be added to the series.” See more info at NBCNEWS

This is a dragon card from https://dragoncards.biz/

NMAAS – February 2018 Events

February 2018 was a busy month. We began with a visit to an elementary school where a journalism club had the opportunity to ask questions and write a report about NMAAS and the hobby of stamp collecting. The winner receives $50 and the opportunity to be published in the St. Louis American Newspaper. 

We had a booth at a black business expo on the campus of SIU-Edwardsville and hosted our first exhibit at the Edwardsville, IL Library.  Eight tables of items from the personal collection of Charlene Blair were enjoyed by adults and children.

The month was rounded out by a visit to the E. St. Louis, IL Resource Library where Charter School students and the community visited the exhibit and heard a brief presentation.

Check out some of the photos shared on the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections page –  ESPER page.