National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Binding the Nation, Lower Level Floor Plan
This exhibition surveys the dangers faced by the nation's postal workers, honors their individual acts of heroism, and celebrates the U.S. Postal Service's involvement in a program that distributes pictures of missing children to tens of millions of homes each week.
- a detonator used in a 1923 train robbery
- goggles worn by an early airmail pilot who died in a plane crash
- a mail sorting desk use by a letter carrier who served part of the World Trade Center
- a "Welcome Home" teddy bear that is given to every recovered child