Airmail 2018

Between August 10 and 12th we were joined by over 1,000 visitors, history buffs, philatelists, and aviation aficionados who made our Airmail Centennial weekend a hit!

Some of our highlights included:

  • Guests dancing the night away in 1920’s and 30’s glamour at An Airmail Affair exhibit preview and reception
  • Learning about the importance of Airmail and the United Stated Postal Service's contributions to aviation and innovation
  • Witnessing a historical stamp unveiling of the US Airmail Forever Stamp
  • Getting hands on with STEAM exhibits from our local partners including the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, M-NCPPC Park Rangers, DuVal High School’s Aerospace Engineering Department, and more!
  • Concocting the perfect pancake toppings
  • Bidding 'farewell' to a historic Stearman airplane

Thank you to everyone who joined us! And, for those of you who missed the exciting weekend, our exhibit Delivering America: Airmail to Email will be on display through August 2019!

Our friends at WUSA9 ran a great story on the weekend and our volunteer Photographer, Michael G. Stewart captured the entire weekend on camera!      

The fun doesn't stop there!

Additional events, educational programming, and historic aircraft displays include:

  • Shared programming with Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  • Creation of an on-line learning lab for teachers with National Postal Museum
  • Three new Airmail Guided tours for specific audiences: elementary school, middle school to adult tours, and specialized tours for our visitors with disabilities. 
  • Aviation Career Days – Details and dates to come
  • College Park Day Fall 2018
  • Fly & Drive Spring – 2019
  • The Great Airmail Race – 2019
  • Airmail Field Day – August/September 2019