National Museum Day–This Saturday!

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, Maine Historical Society (MHS) will participate in the seventh annual Museum Day. MHS will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian.com.

Museum Day is a celebration of the dissemination of knowledge to anyone and everyone interested, without a price tag, emulating the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities.

Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information, links to participating museums’ and supporters’ sites nationwide, and to download the Museum Day ticket, visit the Museum Day page.

Museum Day 2011 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event. In 2010, museum-goers downloaded 227,747 tickets resulting in more than 500,000 visitors to more than 1,300 venues in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

 

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