32 EXHIBITS STRONG
The Mineola Historical Museum, housed in the 1936 Mineola Post Office building, encapsulates the community’s history in more than thirty exhibits. The museum’s post office building, constructed in 1937, illustrates a handsome example of the Depression-era postal facilities designed and built during the period. The building reflects the Moderne style of architectural design, popular in its time for its symmetry and simplicity. The post office was once also home to one of many Works Progress Administration murals commissioned during Roosevelt’s New Deal program. Titled “The Horse and Buggy Give Way to Modern Methods of Mail Transportation”, the mural depicted the transition of mail carriers from horse to train to plane and was painted by California artist Bernard Zakheim. Unfortunately, the mural did not survive a 1972 renovation of the post office. The building was in use by the US Postal Service until 1998 and today its new stewards, the museum and the city of Mineola, have replicated the mural as part of the museum’s exhibits.
Mineola Historical Museum
Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm