Monday, May 8, 2017

"Postmarked Arcanum" to be Presented by Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society

Postmarked Arcanum is the subject of the program Thursday May 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society located at 123 W. George St.

Arcanum Post Master Gary Naylor has been collecting postal service memorabilia during his 27 year career with the US Postal Service with his interest beginning during his father's 37 year career with post Office. While working in Arcanum since 2006 he has delved into local history.

Mr. Naylor will present a brief history of Postal Service, local history and changes taking place in the recent years.

Come early to view some of his collection. On permanent display is the 1852 post master's standing desk and letter sorting box from the John Smith Co. Store used by John Smith, Arcanum's first Post Master. The lettering sorting box sections have the destination labels still in place.

Although this is not the motto of the US Postal Service it is an adage you may remember: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Join us for an evening of remembering what mail service was years ago and what it is today.

Don't let snow, rain, heat or gloom of night keep you from attending what promises to be an interesting evening. Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 11th. This free program is open to everyone which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society at For more information email:

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