UNL museums to participate in Smithsonian's 'Museum Day Live!'

Released on 09/09/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013

WHERE: International Quilt Study Center and Museum, 1523 N. 33rd Street; and University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets

Lincoln, Neb., September 9th, 2013 —
Smithsonian Museum Day Live! logo
Smithsonian Museum Day Live! logo

            The public will have an opportunity to visit the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History in Morrill Hall free of charge on Sept. 28 thanks to the museums' participation in Smithsonian magazine's ninth-annual Museum Day Live!.

            A free Museum Day Live! ticket for each venue can be downloaded at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address and per museum. The Quilt Museum and NU State Museum will also accept Museum Day Live! tickets on smart phone screens.

            The Quilt Museum, 1523 N. 33rd St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28, while the NU State Museum in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two other University of Nebraska-Lincoln museums, the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum, will also participate in the event, but do not charge admission fees. The Sheldon, 12th and R streets, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. The Larsen Museum, 35th and Fair streets on East Campus, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

            Additional information about Museum Day Live! and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions is available at the event's website. For more information about the Quilt Museum, visit http://www.quiltstudy.org. For more information about the NU State Museum, visit http://www.museum.unl.edu.

            The event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year's event drew more than 400,000 participants, and this year's event expects record-high participation.

Writer: Tom Simons, University Communications