Museum of Art, Heritage Farm to take part in Museum Day promotion
HUNTINGTON - Two local museums will open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, during which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.
Participating this year are the Huntington Museum of Art, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Heritage Farm Museum and Village, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. More than 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.
The theme of this year’s Museum Day is “Women Making History,” honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.
“The Huntington Museum of Art is happy to once again participate in Museum Day and hope that Tri-State residents take advantage of this opportunity to explore our C. Fred Edwards Conservatory of tropical plants and view our art exhibits free of charge,” said Geoffrey K. Fleming, executive director of the Huntington Museum of Art.
Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay beginning Aug. 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 22. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.