U.S. Postal Service to Immortalize NMAAHC in a New Forever Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to launch a new Forever stamp commemorating the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Featuring an image of the museum, which debuted in Washington, D.C., last year, the stamp will be available following a “First Day of Issue Dedication Ceremony” at NMAAHC.
“Black history is inseparable from American history, and the black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story,” the U.S. Postal Service said in a statement. “This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience by celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.”
The 19th museum in the Smithsonian portfolio, NMAAHC was designed by a four-firm team that included David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates as the design architect and Philip Freelon, FAIA, IIDA, serving as the architect of record. The late J. Max Bond Jr., FAIA, of Davis Brody Bond, and SmithGroupJJR also collaborated on the 400,000-square-foot project.
“A stamp commemorating the NMAAHC is a fitting tribute to our capital’s new national treasure,” Freelon said. “This recognition by the U.S. Postal Service underscores the importance of the museum as a building and an institution.”