Hope museum unveiling mail artifacts Sunday

A collection of rural mail carrier historical artifacts will be unveiled in its new home Sunday in Hope.

In 1896, Hope was one of two locations in the country to test the then-new idea of using mail routes to provide mail to rural homes. The Hope experiment started 127 years ago on Oct. 15th and is the longest continuing location for rural mail delivery in the country.

The Rural Letter Carriers Museum will be holding a grand opening on Sunday Oct. 16th from 2 to 6 p.m. in the afternoon on the northwest corner of the square beside the Yellow Trail Museum.