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May 18

Museum Day

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 9:50 AM by Victoria Mulherin

Today is Museum Day
Few places in our world are more educational than museums. After all, where else could we hope to see so many pieces of actual history that tell so many stories about our ancestors? From prehistoric spears to Egyptian mummies, from ancient Greek sculptures to medieval armor, and from the first radio to the first planes used in war during WWI, museums have it all. Unfortunately, there are millions of people with direct access to museums that have never even visited one. Museum Day is the time to invest in education in its most fascinating form.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) created International Museum Day in 1977. The organization chooses a different theme for the day and coordinates every year. Some of the themes include globalization, indigenous peoples, bridging culture gaps and caring for the environment. Every year since 1977, all of the museums in the world are invited to participate in this day to promote the role of museums around in the world, by organizing enjoyable and free activities around the year’s theme. International Museum Day has become steadily more popular since its creation, with International Museum Day 2009 being participated in by 20,000 museums in over 90 countries. In 2012, the number of participating museums had jumped to 30,000 in 129 countries.

Want to join in on the fun? Check out all of the museums the county has below.

Burlington County Lyceum of History & Natural Sciences
307 High St., Mount Holly
Ph: 609-267-7111

Prison Museum
128 High St., Mount Holly
Ph: 609-265-5476

Warden’s House
150 High St., Mount Holly
Ph: 609-702-7453

Worker’s House
803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton
Ph: 609-265-5858

Underground Railroad
803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton
Ph: 609-265-5858

Want to learn more? Tour the Smithville Mansion or take a trip down memory lane with Burlington County.

Come and tour the remarkable Smithville Mansion at Historic Smithville Park. Tours are every Thursday and Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 PM.

Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Smithville Mansion
Address: 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton Township
Contact: 609-261-3295

Can’t make the mansion tours? No worries come take a trip with the Passport to Burlington County event. The presentation will introduce the audience to many cultural, historical, and natural sites throughout Burlington County.

Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Historic Smithville Park Billiard Room
Address: 803 Smithville Road Eastampton Township
Contact: 609-265-5858


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