Concord Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live

September 22, 2014

Free Admission for All Participants Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 27, 2014

Come visit the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history

Concord, MA, September 27, 2014—The Concord Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, 2014 as part of Smithsonian magazine‘s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Inclusive by design, 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 over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participating.

The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative arts treasures. Linger in our engaging Why Concord? history galleries and distinctive changing exhibitions, enjoy the historic beauty of our period rooms, and create your own memories with our family-friendly, hands-on activities.

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! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

About Smithsonian Media
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About the Concord Museum
The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative arts treasures.  Renowned for the 1775 Revere lantern and Henry Thoreau’s Walden desk, the Concord Museum is home to a nationally significant collection of American decorative arts, including clocks, furniture, and silver.  Founded in 1886, the Museum is a gateway to historic Concord for visitors from around the world and a vital cultural resource for the town and the region.