McPherson Museum joining Smithsonian in 'Museum Day Live!'

By KBBE News
September 19, 2017

The McPherson Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. McPherson Museum will make available Smithsonian material based lesson plans from the Minecraft: Education Edition.

“We are excited to be a participant of the Smithsonian’s free museum day. We have heard from numerous community members that they have never visited our new museum. By participating in this event everyone in the McPherson area has a unique opportunity to come and experience our history,” said Anna Ruxlow, Executive Director

McPherson Museum is a local history museum with a large eclectic collection of artifacts, fossils, art, and much more. The museum also offers facility rentals for receptions, meetings and parties. The McPherson Museum is open Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Office hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

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