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12th Annual Museum Day Live!

By Staff | Sep 23, 2016

The Jefferson County Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 12th 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 and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

“We are very pleased to be participating in Museum Day Live! again this year,” says Faithe McCreery, curator. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for the Jefferson County Museum to highlight our remarkable collection and we look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors for this event.”

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. 24.

The Museum Day Live! ticket can be downloaded at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 24. One ticket per household is permitted.