Stamps and Deaf Culture

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Join us for a very special talk with internationally-renowned philatelist, historian, and storyteller Kenneth S. Rothschild as he presents “Stamps and Deaf Culture.”

Rothschild has built a profound stamp collection for more than 50 years; he had various countries and topics before delving into a subject to which Rothschild is closely tied. Since the 1980s, Rothschild has collected, studied, and analyzed the representation of deafness on postage stamps across the world. A 1968 graduate of Gallaudet University, Rothschild played a key role in the issuance of the 1983 USPS 20¢ Thomas H. Gallaudet stamp. He also served as Chair of the “American Sign Language” Stamp Committee for the National Association of the Deaf, which culminated in two 29¢ se-tenant stamps issued by the United States Postal Service in 1993.

A published author and distinguished speaker at conferences, seminars, and special events, Rothschild has traveled as far as France to share his wealth of knowledge with audiences. Learn more about this multifaceted history from an expert at the museum or right here live on our Facebook page! This lecture is hosted in partnership with the Smithsonian Accessibility Program and the Gallaudet University Museum.

Free; no registration required. Light refreshments served.

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