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Date:
September 14, 2017 - October 6, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Museum hours are noon to 5:00, Thursdays to Sundays.
Location:
The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
Address:
241 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

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Banned Book Week Exhibit at the Spellman

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Have you read a book by Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald lately? Did you know that these authors plus many other famous writers have had their works banned or censored in numbers of communities around the country over the years? Some were even banned from the mails by the United States Post Office. In celebration of National Banned Book Week (September 24 to 30) the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History has curated a special exhibit featuring banned authors and playwrights who have been honored on both U.S. and foreign stamps plus special envelopes. Authors include T.S. Eliot, Jack London, E.B. White, James Joyce, J.R. Rowling, Malcolm X, John Steinbeck and Harriet Beecher Stow. Information about censorship done by the Post Office is also part of the display.