The Sigal Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 27,,2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participating.
Visitors to the Sigal Museum have the opportunity to see Project Heart & Soil, now in its final days of exhibition, which showcases the agricultural roots of our community and lauds the dedication of generations of family farmers to land and food production. Visitors will also have the rare experience of viewing a not-yet-unveiled exhibit, Roots of Industry, which is currently under installation, and which will soon be a new centerpiece of interactive history education at the museum.
Download tickets at: smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/sigal-museum/.
Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! Ticket will gain free entrance for two on Saturday only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of other participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues.
The Sigal Museum, at 342 Northampton Street in Easton will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
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About Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
The Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society was established in 1906 and continues to serve Northampton County PA and researchers throughout the world, by preserving, showcasing, exhibiting, and interpreting its more than 60,000 collection items. The Society maintains four locations in Easton, PA – the Mixsell House Museum at 4th and Ferry Streets, the Jacob Nicholas House Museum at 5th & Ferry Streets, the 1753 Bachmann Publick House at 2nd & Northampton Streets, and the Sigal Museum at 342 Northampton Street. Sigal Museum and Society office hours are: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 4 pm, Sunday, noon-4pm. The Jane S. Moyer Library for Local & Genealogical Research is located at the Sigal Museum and is open Wednesday through Friday, 9:30am to 3pm. All other locations open by appointment. To learn more, visit sigalmuseum.org