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Grand Opening Event, October 28–29, 2016

We are celebrating the new American Philatelic Research Library space with a grand opening event
October 28–29 at the American Philatelic Center, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Make plans to join us today.

Event highlights include:

A celebration dinner Friday, October 28 with keynote speaker David Beech (read about David). Tickets may be purchased via the links below. Seating is limited.

A ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Displays and tours

Special Saturday hours for the Library and APS departments - 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m

A pictorial cancellation and souvenirs

Book fair featuring new books and author signings.


Friday, October 28

  • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Library & APS departments open
  • 5:30 p.m. Grand Opening Dinner Reception (tickets required)
  • 6:30 p.m. Grand Opening Dinner (tickets required)

Saturday, October 29

  • 10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
  • 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Library, Gift Shop, Reference Collection, Circuit Sales, and Headsville Post Office open
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Book Fair and Coffee
  • 10:45 a.m. Connie I. Swartz Reception Area Dedication


Best Western University Park Inn & Suites (6 miles)
115 Premiere Dr., State College 16801
Phone: 814-234-8393
Website: Best Western State College
$72 +tax - code "APS"
Reservation Deadline has passed. Call hotel to check availability

Country Inn and Suites (8 miles)
1357 East College Ave., State College 16801
Phone: 814-234-6000 or 814-470-0422
Website: Visit their website
Ask about APS rate - $85 +tax
Reservation Deadline has passed. Call hotel to check availability

Details on other hotels and other area information are available online at stamps.org/lodging.

Library Grand Opening Dinner Details:


Friday, October 28, 2016
5:30 p.m. cocktail hour, hosted bar, featuring local libations
6:30 p.m. dinner
Tickets on sale thru Oct. 15 - SOLD OUT!
Questions, contact Barb Johnson
814-933-3803 x217 or barbj@stamps.org

Event Location:

American Philatelic Research Library
American Philatelic Center – Sundman Hall
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823

David Beech (Read about David)

Entree Choice:


Homemade Crab Cake & Grilled Petite Filet with “Penny Black” Peppercorn Whiskey Sauce, or

Eggplant Rollatini with Bruschetta Sauce (Vegetarian)

Each meal is served with a “Philatelist’s Salad,” Artisan Rolls, Roasted Root Vegetables with Sweet Corn and Poblano Peppers, and a slice of cake to celebrate the APS’s 130th birthday.
Please notify us of any special dietary needs 814-933-3803 x217, or barbj@stamps.org.

$100 per person (includes a $25 donation to the APRL)


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