Symposium to focus on Colonial American mail

Spellman MuseumAs part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Spellman Postal Museum in Weston, Massachusetts will host a symposium titled “From Indian Trails to a New Nation” on Thursday, May 2.  Experts from across the country will present papers and offer discussion on Colonial America and how the posts developed, functioned and influenced the growth of America.

The symposium is free but registration is required. For more information and a link to the registration form, visit the Spellman’s website.

Exhibits and speakers will include:

  • Dr. Tim O’Connor – The Earliest Postal Systems in North America
  • Mark Schwartz – Boston Colonial Postal History
  • Ed Siskin – The Birth of the United States’ New General Post Office
  • Dr. Yamil H. Kouri, Jr. – Spanish Colonial Postal History in Present-Day Territories of the United States