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love.gif posted on 27-5-2019 at 01:25 AM
150yearsofpostcards - 4th Annual Washington, DC Postcrossing Meet-Up September 28th, 2019


CITY/REGION: Washington, DC
DATE: September the 28th, 2019
TIME: 8:30am - 5:30pm
MEETUP PLACE: Newseum (@ 8:30am) - US Postal Museum (@2:45pm)

:cool: Ahoy-hoy, everyone! For those in the DMV area (or those that want a great excuse to visit Washington, DC), its time to put the 4th Annual Washington, DC Postcrossing Meet-Up on your calendar!

The event will be held on Saturday, September the 28th, 2019. Although the itinerary is not yet set, I would like to continue the trend from last year of exploring more of Washington, DC as a group. Since the Newseum is closing at the end of 2019, I thought it would be a lot of fun to visit this unique museum with my fellow Postcrossers. If youd like to skip the Newseum visit, you are more than welcome to join us for Part II of the Meet-Up.

:bouncing: Meet-Up Schedule:

Part I of the Meet-Up

8:30am-12:00pm Tour the Newseum as a group - tickets can be purchased in advance online (you will receive a 15% discount on the regular $24.95 rate) or in person. There are also discounts available for children, youth, seniors, AAA members, and more.

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch at The Food Section cafe in the Newseum (Menu: https://www.newseum.org/visit/dining/food-section-sample-menu/)

1:00pm-2:00pm Postcard Hunting at the Newseum/surrounding shops

2:00pm-2:30pm Metro/Walk to Union Station

Part II of the Meet-Up

2:45pm - Meet at Union Station (Main Hall in front of Center Cafe: http://www.unionstationdc.com/pdfs/directoryMap.pdf)

2:45pm-3:00pm Walk to the Postal Museum

3:00pm-4:45pm - Postcard signing at the Overlook in the Postal Museum

4:45pm-5:30pm - Mail the postcards - Farewells!

Last year's meet-up page can be found at: https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=119452


2018 Meet-Up



:love: 2019 Attendees :love:

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Aliengirl (Part II)
Aviacionado (Part I - may be late - & Part II)
BlueCat1302 (Part I)
cbayha (Part II)
ChaelaMonstah (Part I & II)
DCMdVa (Part II)
drjanetlee (Part I & II)
eta55 (Part I & II)
Erina (Part II)
goldie7 (Part II)
Hexyr (Part I - may be late - & Part II)
Jeffrey (Part I & II)
kawaiiwrx (Part II)
LovelyLindaPost + Husband (Part I - may be late - & Part II)
pbjohnny5 (Part I & II)
rjmom (Part I & II)
SylviaM (Part I & II)



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BlueCat1302
cathydalek
ileanatr
kelseyhannah
ksherman712 (Part II)
Nikkip
Nurse_TT (Part II)
Plaincheesecake
SquidSorbet
VASaint

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[*] posted on 27-5-2019 at 02:17 AM


Im in and Im also confirming for my sister who finally officially joined Postcrossing about a week ago (Nurse_TT). Right now Ill say only for Part II.

Thanks for hosting again!
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[*] posted on 28-5-2019 at 03:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Aliengirl  
Im in and Im also confirming for my sister who finally officially joined Postcrossing about a week ago (Nurse_TT). Right now Ill say only for Part II.

Thanks for hosting again!


Awesome! Looking forward to seeing you again! :)
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[*] posted on 29-5-2019 at 01:06 AM


I'm in! I'm in NYC but I love Washington, DC! I was at the 2017 meetup. :)
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[*] posted on 29-5-2019 at 08:16 PM
2019 meetup


I might actually be able to make it this year!
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[*] posted on 31-5-2019 at 02:17 AM


I'll be there! Great to do it at the Newseum before it closes.
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[*] posted on 31-5-2019 at 04:53 AM


I will try to come down from the nyc area
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[*] posted on 14-6-2019 at 10:25 PM


I would love to do this! The Newseum is closing?! Why?!!!!

I'm definitely interested, but need to get a handle on my fall schedule once school starts in August.
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[*] posted on 15-6-2019 at 10:23 AM


I'd like to come to this !
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[*] posted on 15-6-2019 at 05:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by volvomom  
The Newseum is closing?! Why?!!!!


They can't afford that space. There are so many amazing and free museums in D.C. that it's hard for museums that charge (and the Newseum is not cheap) to make a go of it. The Spy Museum is still doing OK I guess, but the Crime Museum closed a few years ago. They may relocate, but I don't know where and if it would be the same size collection. Johns Hopkins University has bought the building.
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[*] posted on 15-6-2019 at 06:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by rjmom  
Quote: Originally posted by volvomom  
The Newseum is closing?! Why?!!!!


They can't afford that space. There are so many amazing and free museums in D.C. that it's hard for museums that charge (and the Newseum is not cheap) to make a go of it. The Spy Museum is still doing OK I guess, but the Crime Museum closed a few years ago. They may relocate, but I don't know where and if it would be the same size collection. Johns Hopkins University has bought the building.


Thanks for clarifying. What a bummer. Despite the price, we've brought 8th graders there for years, and it's so been worth it.
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[*] posted on 18-6-2019 at 09:04 PM


I'm about 80% sure my boyfriend and I will be there! So excited!!!! Just need to put in for a personal day that Friday in August!

Is it ok if I mention this on my Facebook page?
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[*] posted on 19-6-2019 at 07:30 PM


I plan on driving up from Richmond for this. Looking forward to it!
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[*] posted on 19-6-2019 at 10:56 PM


I plan to attend Part 2, and might bring my two little stampers (again) if thats okay. Thank you Michaela for organizing!!

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[*] posted on 19-6-2019 at 11:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by volvomom  
Is it ok if I mention this on my Facebook page?



Absolutely! Ill be sure to update the attendee list soon - its been a chaotic week between work and school. :tumble:
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[*] posted on 20-6-2019 at 02:14 AM


I just added this to my calendar. Looking forward to it!
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[*] posted on 20-6-2019 at 04:42 PM


I am really pumped for this. So need to meet ChaelaMonstah! Maybe I can get a tattoo to remember the event?
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[*] posted on 20-6-2019 at 06:20 PM


Quote: Originally posted by volvomom  
I am really pumped for this. So need to meet ChaelaMonstah! Maybe I can get a tattoo to remember the event?


:D :D :D It will be awesome to finally meet you, too! :D :D :D

Also, I have a friend that has a postmark sleeve (similar to this) - she adds a new stamp for every new state/country she visits. I always thought it would be so cool to have a postcard-related tattoo!
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[*] posted on 20-6-2019 at 06:30 PM


I've posted this before, but for anyone new to meet-ups:

A part of the meet-up will consist of an "autograph session" - this is where we all sign postcards that we can send to friends, family, and other Postcrossers. Lots and lots of cards are signed so if you don't want to have a super tired hand by the end of the signing session, you may want to buy a stamp (be mindful that most ink is not as "fast drying" as the label may imply) or stickers with your Postcrossing username.

I usually buy stickers through the Namestickers Taiwan Facebook Group, but it usually takes a few months for orders to arrive since they are printed in Taiwan and then mailed to the Netherlands for final processing/shipping. If you order by the July 1st deadline, you should receive your namestickers before the meet-up (hopefully :) ).

The Etsy shop HanPrinting also sells more basic namestickers, but processing is super quick.
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[*] posted on 24-6-2019 at 04:34 AM


I would love to attend! Thank you!
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[*] posted on 28-6-2019 at 10:22 AM


Excellent!!! I'll be there! I'll try to get this posted on our Meetup page tonight!
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[*] posted on 30-6-2019 at 12:35 PM


So sorry it looks like I'll have to miss my first one! :( We'll be moving to Connecticut in August. But never say never!
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[*] posted on 30-6-2019 at 01:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by eta55  
Excellent!!! I'll be there! I'll try to get this posted on our Meetup page tonight!


Thank you so much, Eric! :)

Quote: Originally posted by EricB  
So sorry it looks like I'll have to miss my first one! :( We'll be moving to Connecticut in August. But never say never!


I'm so sorry that we will (possibly) miss you at this one! I hope your upcoming move goes smoothly - we will definitely miss you in this area! Once you're settled, please feel free to send me your address. I'd love to send you a card from the meet-up (if you can't attend in person :) ).
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[*] posted on 9-7-2019 at 08:58 PM


I just rescheduled our eye doctor appointments so my husband and I travel to D.C. for Part II of the meet-up. Looking forward to the event and thank you for hosting!
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[*] posted on 17-7-2019 at 09:48 AM


I'm glad this is the 28th. This means I can also do the Area 51 meetup the week before. ;)
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