MEDIA ALERT: Free Admission Sunday at History Center for Museums May

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Release dated: 
May 10, 2013
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

MEDIA ALERT: Free Admission Sunday at History Center for Museums May

May marks the second annual Minnesota Museums Month, which honors our state's 500+ museums. To celebrate, the History Center will be offering free admission all day. Guests can explore the exhibits "Minnesota and the Civil War," "Then Now Wow," "U.S.-Dakota War of 1862," “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation,” “Open House,” “Grainland,” and “Weather Permitting,” plus shop in the gift store and have lunch in the History Center Cafe.

Then Now Wow
(Streetcar in "Then Now Wow" exhibit)

New this year, the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society are offering a free Minnesota Museums app for iOS and Android, that will direct users to the more than 500 museums statewide.

EVENT: Minnesota Museums Month Free Day

WHEN: Sunday, May 12, 2013.

TIME: Noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

BACKGROUND: Minnesota Museums Month is a statewide celebration of museums, their stories, and their communities. This May, visit a new museum in your community, take a road trip, or return to one of your favorites that you haven’t seen in a while. Museums of every type—art, historical, science, arboretums, zoos and more—are participating. For more information visit www.museumsmonth.org.