Yellow Trail Museum to explore rural mail delivery history

The Yellow Trail Museum in Hope will be holding its annual meeting on January 14th, featuring a special program by members of the Indiana Postal History Society.

They will talk about the history of rural mail carriers in the Hope area. Hope was one of two sites in the U.S. that pioneered the idea of rural mail delivery in 1896, and has had continuous rural mail delivery since then.

The town of Hope used to have a museum on the Town Square dedicated to rural mail carriers but that was torn down in 2014. There is some movement in the town to create a new museum dedicated to that history.

Dinner is $10 and the meeting will start at 6 p.m. on Jan. 14th at Willow Leaves of Hope on the north side of the Hope Town Square. Reservations are requested by Monday, Jan. 7th.