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Stamp museum hopes to lick big-name competition as parents' pick

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 10, 2008 10:12 AM



Proving that you don't have to have big-name affiliation or a multi-million dollar endowment to get noticed, the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History has been nominated as one of three picks for the "Best Museum" category by a parenting website affiliated with the cable television's Nickelodeon channel.

GoCityKids.com says the museum, which is tucked away on the Regis College campus, may be worthy of a "Parent's Picks 2008" designation for families with older children in the Boston area.

Many of the museum's exhibits and events cater to children, who are each presented with a free packet of stamps to start a collection when they visit.

The museum faces some stiff competition, however, because the other contenders in the category are the Peabody Essex Museum and Harvard University's Museum of Natural History. The final winner will be determined by parents who use the web site, who are being asked to vote for their favorite online.

Parents can vote at the GoCityKids website until June 30.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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