Celebrating WI Museums Week

Posted: April 10, 2014

For the 10th consecutive year the Wisconsin Federation of Museums is sponsoring Wisconsin Museums Week, May 11-17, in conjunction with International Museum Day on May 18. This exciting week-long celebration focuses on the hard work and positive impact museums have on our communities.

"Museum Collections Make Connections" is the theme for 2014. To commemorate this week, museums throughout the state will host special events, contests, exhibits, workshops and offer free or reduced admission.

The Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire's Carson Park is participating in Wisconsin Museums Week on Sunday, May 18, from 1-5 p.m. by offering a Buy One Adult Admission, Get One Adult or Child Free admission special and a free exhibit scavenger hunt. Regular admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 5-17; kids under 5 and Museum members are always free.

See www.wisconsinmuseums.org for a complete listing of events and activities for Wisconsin museums celebrating Wisconsin Museums Week 2014.

About International Museum Day

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) created International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage awareness about the importance of museums in the development of society. In recent years, the popularity of this international event has been confirmed with participants from nearly 30,000 museums in more than 120 countries.

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