In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic television show, Star Trek, and in concert with the United States Postal Service's issue of four new stamps, the Postal History Foundation is excited to help celebrate all things Star Trek! The Slusser Library is now displaying an exhibit containing Star Trek props, collectibles, and postage stamps from all over the world. This includes new Canadian, and, of course, USPS stamps. The exhibit runs August 8 through September 30.
A Star Trek fete on Saturday, September 3, from 10-12 will feature Star-Trek-themed food, activities, and stamps, philatelic sales, and tours of the foundation. Costumes are optional—but encouraged. (Want to dress in costime, but don't think you have anything to wear? Yes, you do!). The event is free and open to the public -- fans, families, grown-ups, and kids -- just no tribbles, please. Overflow parking can be found at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church up the street (a big thanks to them!).
First-Day-Cover collectors may also want to stop by a day early, as the Postal History Foundation hosts a "First Day Ceremony” with Tucson Postmaster Carl Grigel on Friday, September 2, 2016, from 10-12. The new Star Trek stamps will be available in the contract post office. The Postal History Foundation will also sell a set of four, full-color “first day covers” (collectible envelopes) that include the new stamps, the USPS pictorial postmark, and beautiful envelope artwork by local graphic designer Don Regole. These cachets are available for pre-order and will be sold on-site starting September 2. They will also be sold at the Star Trek fete and thereafter until sold out.
Please contact librarian/archivist Valerie Kittell at email@example.com or 520-623-6652 x 107 for more information.