On a recent trip to Washington D.C., Jim and Kathleen Morris met up with Island resident Cheryl Ganz, who is chief curator of philately at the National Postal Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
They also discovered another Island connection in the exhibit of duck stamps that Ganz initiated (see photo).
Ganz, who is an expert in the history of dirigibles, collaborated with Daniel Piazza on an exhibit, Fire and Ice, that tells the story of the tragic disasters of the dirigible, Hindenburg, and cruise ship, Titanic, from the postal service point of view.
In September a new multi-million dollar addition to the museum will open. Ganz was instrumental in all aspects of this new gallery which is called “the largest and finest postage stamp museum in the world.” The history of the United States will be shown through stamps and postal service.
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