Starting this week, collectors and letter-writers can buy a 19-cent postcard featuring the soon-to-be-opened U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The U.S. Postal Service issued the card Tuesday, at a ceremony at the museum.
A museum spokesperson said that it is “very rare for a brand-new institution” to be so honored before it opens. Most postcards, he said, display “well-established” institutions.
Two images of the museum appear on the card, one on each side.
The museum spokesperson said that 7.5 million copies of the postcard were to go on sale at post offices across the country Wednesday.
This week’s ceremony was part of a series of events leading up to the museum’s opening April 26.
Last month, soil from 39 Holocaust sites was interred in the museum’s Hall of Remembrance, where it will rest beneath an eternal flame.
The museum, located on the Mall in Washington, is designed to teach about the Nazi Holocaust.
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