WASHINGTON - Can you keep a secret? Some people are horrible at it – while others can hang on to it for a lifetime.
Frank Warren has secrets – hundreds of thousands of them. Over the last decade, Warren has kept the world’s deepest darkest secrets as part of his community mail art project “PostSecret.”
Since 2004, anonymous postcards containing confessions, regrets, childhood stories, habits and desires have been sent to Warren’s Germantown home he’s then documented them on his website. Almost the entire collection of messages have now been placed on exhibition at the National Postal Museum, on display through September 2017.
On Friday at 8 p.m., the Smithsonian Associates is throwing the exhibit a party at the Postal Museum and Warren will be there to reveal more secrets, sign his six books and encourage guests to craft and post their own confidences. Who knows what secrets might be revealed—or created—during the evening?
Copies of Warren’s six PostSecret books will be available for sale and signing.
The National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metro: Union Station (Mass. Ave exit)
Purchase tickets here.