Tennessee River Museum offers free admission
Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:02 pm
The Tennessee River Museum will participate in the seventh annual Museum Day Saturday.
The Savannah museum will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian.com. Museum Day is a celebration of the dissemination of knowledge to anyone and everyone interested, without a price tag, emulating the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities.
With support from CITGO, Museum Day 2011 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event. In 2010, museum goers downloaded 227,747 tickets resulting in more than 500,000 museum-goers visiting over 1,300 venues in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
“This is the Tennessee River Museum’s second year to participate in Museum Day and we are proud to once again partner with Smithsonian magazine on this event,” said Hardin County Tourism director Rachel Baker.
“It is also National Public Lands Day on Saturday and Shiloh Battlefield is offering free admission. Hopefully visitors will take advantage of all these free opportunities.”
The Tennessee River Museum opened in 1992 and recently welcomed the return of the original Shiloh Effigy Pipe.
Published in The Messenger 9.21.11