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Admission is free on Smithsonian’s 5th Museum Day
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Friday, 18 September 2009 09:32

MILAN – On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Milan Historical Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.

A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.

Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

Last year, more than 200,000 people attended Museum Day, with all 50 states plus Puerto Rico represented by more than 900 participating museums, including 84 Smithsonian affiliate museums. This year, the magazine expects to attract over 1,000 museums.

“We chose to be involved in Museum Day three years ago with the hopes that it would encourage every member of the community to come and see what we offer. It is a wonderful way to explore the museum, without hurting your wallet,” said Ann Basilone-Jones, Executive Director.

The museum features seven buildings on its campus, including the renowned glass collection, newly opened Folk Art Gallery and Milan Canal exhibit and Fine Arts Building. A special activities packet for children is also available, free of charge. The museum will be open from 1-5 p.m.

Visit to download your Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household.

Other local participating museums include Fort Meigs in Perrysburg; the Wood County Historical Center & Museum in Bowling Green; and the Toledo Museum of Art. A full listings and links to participating museums’ can be found at


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