What: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony of the Mark Twain 44-cent
Commemorative First-Class Stamp. The event is free.
When:10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011
Where: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, 200 Block of Hill Street, Hannibal MO 63401-3537
Who:James H. Bilbray, Member, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service
Henry Sweets, Curator, The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
David F. Martin, District Manager, Gateway District, U.S. Postal ServiceJim Waddell, portrayer, Mark Twain
Art Director and Stamp Designer Phil Jordan collaborated with stamp
artist Gregory Manchess to create the stamp design. Manchess based
his portrait of Twain on a photograph taken around 1907. The stamp
background evokes several of Twain’s works set along the MississippiRiver of his youth.