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Meet Our Staff : Lynn Heidelbaugh


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Lynn Heidelbaugh
Curator, History Department
phone: (202) 633-5538
Curated temporary exhibits at the National Postal Museum, including Victory Mail, open March 2008-2011 and War Letters: Lost and Found in 2006. Currently developing an exhibition on the history of military postal service from the American Revolution to present day (read about the topic at Mail Call). Research specialties include: U.S. postal operations history; business history; tourism and tourist industry history.
Interests: Learning to read barcodes
Favorite museum object: Letter carrier's door knocker (for its form and function)
What I like best about working at the National Postal Museum: Trying to solve the puzzling addresses in the Dead Letter Office scrapbook

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