Prospectors and Postmen: Mail Delivery in the Boom Days of Mining

“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.

Tarahumara Trunk Show at Amerind

Join Jim and Katie Harrelson as they bring the arts and crafts of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) of Chihuahua, Mexico’s canyon lands to the Amerind! A sizable amount of the baskets that they acquire come through a women’s cooperative called Este es La Casa De La Mujer (This is the Woman’s House), which supports one of the few Rarámurirun elementary schools in the region.
Free with regular Museum Admission!

Postal History Foundation’s Annual Stamp Design Contest

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!