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Jefferson County Museum joins Smithsonian magazine’s 11th Annual Museum Day Live!

By Staff | Sep 18, 2015

The Jefferson County Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day.

Download a free ticket at Smithsonian.com/museumday and present the ticket at the Jefferson County Museum for free admission for two on September 26. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.

“Museum Day Live! is a wonderful opportunity for the Jefferson County Museum to highlight our extraordinary collection, and we look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors,” said Faithe McCreery, Curator. “It is an honor to be associated with the Smithsonian, and this event is an important step toward forming deeper connections with other cultural institutions, both in our region and nationally.”

The Jefferson County Museum at 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town, was founded in 1965 with the mission to preserve the history and heritage of the county. Its extraordinary collection encompasses a wide range of artifacts and documents from early Native American activities and the European colonization in the 1700s through the 21st century war on terrorism. The museum will be open 11 a,m. 4 p.m. on Sept. 26, Museum Day Live!.