The Westport Historical Society will be presenting the US Postage Stamps History on Sunday, October 7th! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
This fall, The Westport Historical Society celebrates Westport’s surprisingly visible and influential place in U.S. Postal History through two companion exhibits: U.S. Postage Stamps by Westport Artists and The Road to 06880: Colonial Era to Present.
The main exhibit, curated by Leonard Everett-Fisher, and mounted in the Betty & Ralph Sheffer Gallery, showcases 166 stamps and the 17 prominent Westport artists who designed them, on commission by the U.S. Postal Service’s Citizen Advisory Council between 1959 and 1998, for national circulation in the billions.
Drawing from the private collection of Westport’s own Leo Cirino, a friend to many of the artists, this exhibit presents enlarged color images of all 166 stamps. Photos and biographical profiles of the artists, along with correspondence, artifacts and examples of the work for which they are better known, provide an intriguing context for the stamp designs. the WHS.
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