“Prospectors and Postmen: Mail Delivery in the Boom Days of Mining” presents photographs, contemporaneous mail, and other documents to tell the story of early mail and freight transportation methods, with particular emphasis on Arizona. The exhibit includes information on the Colorado River steamboats, pack animals, wagons, coaches, buckboards, and “pony express” style horseback mail delivery.
Prospectors and Postmen: Mail Delivery in the Boom Days of Mining exhibit runs through May 2018.
George Stuart Historical Figures: Early Works from the Hernandez Monsanto Collection Part I (September 22, 2017 – January 21, 2018) and Part II (September 22 through November 26, 2017)
Open to children ages 5-17, the contest not only celebrates the spirit of Tucson, but the creativity of her youth. Each age bracket (5-8, 9-12, 13-17) has five winners, plus an overall grand winner selected from the entire pool of qualified entries. The grand-winning design will be made into custom postage stamps. Download entry forms here, and submit your child’s entry by 2:30 p.m. at the Postal History Foundation on Friday, July 21, 2017!