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Date of Event: 09/24/2011 at 01:00 AM

The Funk Heritage Center Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s 7th Annual Museum Day September 24

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, The Funk Heritage Center will again participate in the seventh annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

This year, the magazine expects to attract over 1,000 museums. Joe Kitchens, Executive Director of the Funk Heritage Center said, “Museum Day makes many people aware of the diversity and interconnectedness of museums all over America, encouraging regular museum goers and first-timers to enjoy an experience they might otherwise have missed. We are proud of our community and thankful the Smithsonian has made this special day possible.”

Free Admission Card

Visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday to download your Museum Day Admission Card.  Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household.  Listings and links to all of the participating museums’ can also be found at the website www.smithsonian.com/museumday.  

Funk Heritage Center Background

The Funk Heritage Center is Georgia’s Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center. Visitors can discover how Georgia's first people and European settlers of the Appalachian foothills lived. The Heritage Center is located on the campus of Reinhardt University six miles north of Canton.  

For more information, contact the FHC at 770-720-5970.

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