The Brinton Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s fourteenth 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.
On exhibit at the museum on September 22:
- the historic Brinton Ranch House with its original art and furnishings
- “Western Art from the Permanent Collections”
- American Indian Art and Artifacts in “To Honor the Plains Nations”
- “150th Anniversary – Treaty of Fort Laramie
- the old time Quarter Circle A Leather Workshop with expert leather carver and artist Jim Jackson
The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday on August 15, 2018. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2018 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
“Being involved with Museum Day Live! ever since its very beginning has become an important tradition for The Brinton Museum! We look forward to seeing new Smithsonian Magazine subscribers in the area taking advantage of the free day to come and see what the Brinton has to offer.
The 2017 Museum Day Live! featured special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. Educators and parents were able to utilize the Smithsonian material based lesson plans to enhance the Museum Day Live! experience. The link to the lesson plans can be found HERE.