Public Health Museum Partners With Spellman Museum Of Postal History For Virtual Program On May 19

Below is a press release from the Public Health Museum, located in Tewksbury:

TEWKSBURY, MA — The Public Health Museum in Tewksbury is pleased to partner with the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History in Weston for Medicine on Stamps: Stay Healthy with Philately program on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00PM via Zoom. The free program is open to all. Registration is available at

Postages stamps, although small, can include much information about famous individuals, historic events, current topics and a wide-range of other subjects. For example, over the years, thousands of stamps have been issued worldwide celebrating all aspects of the study of medicine.

Henry Lukas, Education Director for the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College will be presenting a number of these stamps and their connection to medicine. He will highlight recent COVID-19-themed stamps and discuss how other devastating worldwide diseases are depicted. Stamps honoring famous doctors and nurses, those issued to raise funds for medical research, recognition of famous hospitals, and stamps from the United Nations which explain the work of the WHO are just a portion of what he will cover. Special thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Tewksbury Cultural Council for their support.

About the Public Health Museum

The museum, located on the campus of Tewksbury Hospital, was established in 1996. Through original artifacts, memorabilia, and archival materials, the museum explores the history of public health in America and the story of Tewksbury Hospital, one of the first public health hospitals in the country. The impact of infectious disease and innovations in public health are cornerstones of the museum.


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