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Museum Day Old Alabama Town
Museum Day Live at Old Alabama Town, Saturday Sept 29
Old Alabama Town Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s
National Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Participants
On Saturday September 29, 2012, Old Alabama Town will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live! This immensely successful program, in which Old Alabama Town will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide.
Inclusive by design, Museum Day Live! fulfills Smithsonian Media’s mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. For one day only, Old Alabama Town will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com. Last year’s event drew over 350,000 museum-goers, and this year’s Museum Day Live! is expected to attract close to 400,000 participants.
History lives at Old Alabama Town, where six blocks of authentically restored 19th and early 20th century structures beckon you to step back in time to the days of one-room schoolhouses, grist mills and cotton gins—all without leaving the heart of downtown Montgomery. From lavish antebellum mansions to humble log cabins and slave quarters, at Old Alabama Town you will learn how early Americans of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama. Currently on exhibit at Old Alabama Town is “Alabama Illustrated,” an exhibition of 19th century era engraved newspaper illustrations from the Permanent Collection of the Birmingham Public Library Archives.
The Museum Day Live! Ticket is available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! Ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2012 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
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