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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Rockville to Celebrate Postage Stamp of Police Station Mural

Sugarloaf Mountain Mural in Former Post Office is Featured in Forever Stamp Series

Rockville, Maryland, May 16 – The Mayor and Council will join representatives from the U.S. Postal Service and Peerless Rockville for a ceremony marking the second-day issue of a stamp featuring the Sugarloaf Mountain mural in the Rockville City Police Department lobby, at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23 in the lobby of the station, at 2 W. Montgomery Ave. Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Postal Service representatives will deliver remarks.

Immediately following the ceremony, Peerless Rockville will host a reception, stamp sales and a lecture by Kristen Fusselle, a fine arts program manager for the U.S. General Services Administration, at the Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Square.

The mural of Sugarloaf Mountain is part of the U.S. Postal Service’s 2019 Forever Stamp series. The panes of 10 stamps depict five Depression-era murals from post offices across the country. The oil-on-canvas Sugarloaf mural, painted in 1938 by Judson Smith, when the city police headquarters was a post office, was commissioned by the federal government as a Works Progress Administration project. It was the subject of a 2016 conservation effort to clean it and revive its colors and texture.

To learn more about the stamp and the mural, visit https://rockvillereports.com/police-station-lobby-mural-to-be-featured-in-postage-stamp.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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