The National Churchill Museum located on the campus of Westminster College will offer free admission to postal
workers, active military personnel and veterans on Labor Day, September 1, in honor of the special Museum exhibit currently on display about the military postal system.
“Mail Call,” as the exhibit is named, explores the fascinating story of military mail and communication from the American Revolution to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan .
This traveling Smithsonian exhibit is making a stop on its 15-city national tour August 9-October 19.at the Museum.
The history of America’s military postal system, how the military and postal service have combined forces to provide this vital link to home for American troops, even under challenging and sometimes extreme circumstances, unfolds in “Mail Call,” an exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations and audio stations, “Mail Call” explains the importance of this correspondence. Visitors will discover how military mail communication has changed throughout history, learn about the Armed Forces postal system and experience military mail through interesting objects and correspondence both written and recorded on audiotape.