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Country Store Post Office

– July 21, 2006

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 1st Floor, East Wing (near Constitution Ave. Entrance)

This country store was located in Headsville, West Virginia, from the 1860s to 1971, serving as a post office about half those years. Brought to the museum lock, stock, and barrel (staples and sundries of a bygone era still line the shelves), it again functions as an official post office. Stamps, including special issues, may be purchased here, and mail that is deposited receives a unique, hand-stamped "Smithsonian Station" postmark.