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Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s 5th Annual Museum Day

September 16, 2009

WESTON, MA — On Saturday, September 26, 2009 from noon to 5:00 the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus in Weston will participate in the fifth 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.

Last year, upwards of 200,000 people attended Museum Day, with all 50 states plus Puerto Rico represented by over 900 participating museums, including 84 Smithsonian affiliate museums. This year, the magazine expects to attract over 1,000 museums.

Spellman Museum Education Director, Henry Lukas, says he pleased that the Spellman is participating this year. He indicated that the day "is a great way to bring new people to see the Museum’s various exhibits and learn all it has to offer to the community." Lukas believes that "You don’t have to be a stamp collector to enjoy the Museum’s displays."

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 participating museums’ can also be found at www.smithsonian.com/museumday.

For more information about the day contact the Spellman at 781-768-8367 (www.spellman.org) or info@spellman.org.


About Smithsonian Media

Founded in 1970 with the launch of Smithsonian magazine, Smithsonian Media—comprising Smithsonian magazine, Air & Space, goSmithsonian, Smithsonian Publishing Digital Network, Smithsonian Books and advertising for Smithsonian Channel—allows the intellectually curious to indulge and engage their passions for history, the arts, science, the natural world, culture and travel. Smithsonian Media’s flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, has a circulation of more than two million. This multimedia network is also affiliated with the world’s most visited museum and research complexes at the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, visit www.smithsonian.com, www.airspacemag.com, and www.gosmithsonian.com

Contact: Alison Goldstein, 646.695.7040 or alison@rosengrouppr.com or Henry Lukas, 617-784-5838 at henryjlukas@hotmail.com

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