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Often the first presence of the federal government in communities as the nations expanded was postal service.  As towns grew, so did post offices.  Many former post office buildings have been converted to other uses, and here are those open to the public.  If you know of others, please let us know so we can add them here.  
 

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Post Office:  CA-KY, MI-TX  
 

 

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  MI

  Harbor Springs

  Andrew J Blackbird Museum

  368 Main St

  Harbor Springs  MI

  Phone  231 526-7731

  Web Site http://www.ohwy.com/mi/b/blckbdmu.htm

  Alt Web http://www.thepeoplespaths.net/museums.html

  Description  located in home and post office run by Chief Andrew Blackbird, first

                    local postmaster

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Building Type Post Office

  Group Identity  Native American

  New or Updated:  9/19/2007


Michigan
Saginaw
Castle Museum Saginaw County
500 Federal Ave
PO Box 390
Saginaw MI 48606
Phone
517 752-2861
Web Site www.saghistcastle.org/
E-mail  saghist@concentric.net
Description located in former Federal Building & Post Office
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Post Office
Collection A-F Clothing
Owner/Operator: Historical Society of Saginaw County

  Sault Ste Marie
 
River of History Museum
 
209 East Portage Ave
 
PO Box 627
 
Sault Ste Marie MI  49783  
 
Phone   906 632-1999
 
Web Site  http://history.eup.k12.mi.us/local/river/
 
E-mail  mailto:sues@sault.com
 
Description  located in former post office
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Post Office
 
Owner/Operator:  Sault Ste Marie Foundation
 
New or Updated:  1/3/2004

 

 

  MN

  New Ulm

  Brown County Historical Society

  2 North Broadway Street

  New Ulm  MN  56073    

  Phone  507 354-2016

  Web Site www.browncountyhistorymnusa.org

  Description  local memorabilia, Dakota Conflict of 1862

  Type of Resource Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Post Office

  Group Identity  Native American

  Research    Library

  Era  1910

  New or Updated:   7/26/2007

 
 

  NC

  Shelby

  Cleveland County Arts Center

  111 South Washington Street

  Old Post Office

  Shelby NC   28150    

  Phone   704 484-2787

  Web Site  http://www.clevelandcounty.com/tourism/attractions.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.co.cleveland.nc.us/public/economic/vguide97.htm

  Description  community arts center with exhibits, classes, performances in 1916 Post

  Type of Resource   Gallery

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type   Post Office

  Era  1916

  New or Updated:   8/24/2004

 
  Ohio
Marion
Marion County Heritage Hall
169 East Church Street
Marion OH 43302
Phone
740 387-4255
Web Site http://home1.gte.net/mchist/
Description
Type of Resource
Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Post Office
Era 1910
Owner/Operator: Marion County Historical Society

Ohio
Warsaw
Walhonding Valley Museum
124 North Bridge Street
Warsaw OH 43844
Phone
740 623-9913
Web Site *****
Description local memorabilia, to open fall 2003
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Post Office
New or Updated: 06/07/2003
 
    SD
 
Sturgis
 
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
  
PO Box 602
 
Sturgis  SD  57785    
 
Phone  605 347-2001
 
Web Site  http://www.sturgismotorcyclemuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@SturgisMotorcycleMuseum.org
 
Description  located in town famed for annual rally, features bikes and bikers
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Automotive
 
Building Type  Post Office
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Collection G-M  Motorcycles
 
New or Updated:  09/20/2003
 
  Tennessee
Knoxville
Museum of East Tennessee History
600 Market Street
Knoxville TN 37902
Phone
Web Site
www.east-tennessee-history.org
Description housed in old Customs House and Post Office, some interactive exhibits
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Post Office
Owner/Operator: East Tennessee Historical Society

Tennessee
Nashville
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville TN 37203
Phone
615 244-3340
Web Site  http://www.fristcenter.org/
E-mail  mail@fristcenter.org
Alt Web   http://www.fristfoundation.org/html/special.html
Description  large former post office schedules only traveling exhibits - no permanent collection
Type of Resource Gallery
Primary Focus  Arts
Building Type Post Office
Era  1934

Tennessee
Sevierville
Sevier County Heritage Museum
167 Bruce Street
Sevierville TN 37862
Phone 865 453-4058
Web Site http://web.korrnet.org/schm/index2.html
Description former post office holds local history, research and teaching facilities
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Post Office
Last changed: 12/21/2002

    TX
 
Bay City
 
Matagorda County & Our Town Children's Museum
 
2100 Avenue F
 
Bay City  TX  77414 
  Phone   979 245-7502
 
Web Site  http://www.matagordacountymuseum.org/
 
Description  LaBelle sunken ship, Karankawas, children's museum in former post office
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Children
 
Building Type   Post Office
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Archaeology
 
Group Identity   Native American
 
New or Updated:   5/16/2004

Texas
Brenham
Brenham Heritage Museum
105 South Market Street
Brenham TX
Phone 
979 830-8445
Web Site  http://www.texasbirthplace.org/
Description  local history in former post office, 1879 steam fire engine
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Post Office
Era  1915

  TX
 
Childress
 
Childress County Heritage Museum
 
210 3rd Street North West
 
Childress   TX  79201 
 
Phone   940 937-2261
 
Web Site  http://www.childressmuseum.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:cchm@srcaccess.net
 
Description  ranching, railroad
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Building Type   Post Office
 
New or Updated:   5/26/2004

 
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