Eleven St. Pete/Clearwater museums to participate in Saturday's national festivities
Friday, September 23, 2011
St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (September 23, 2011) - Museums and cultural centers throughout the St. Pete/Clearwater area will open their doors for free on Saturday, September 24, in honor of National Museum Day.
Venues across the country, including nearly a dozen of those in Pinellas County, will take part in Smithsonian Magazine's seventh annual celebration.
A Smithsonian admission card or a valid local ID may be needed to gain entry into some museums. For more information or to download an admission card, visit here:http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ .
Art connoisseurs will be delighted to hear that no less than ten St. Petersburg-based facilities will participate and offer free admission to guests.
Earlier this year, AmericanStyle Magazine ranked St. Pete number 1 in the mid-size city category of its annual survey of the nation's 'Top 25 Arts Destinations' for the second year in a row. The Sunshine City topped traditional favorites like Savannah, New Orleans and Charleston on the list of who's who among arts communities.
Below is a rundown of some of the participating museums throughout the St. Pete/Clearwater area:
Creative Clay (St. Pete) - A non-profit corporation that's been providing local artists with developmental, physical and/or emotional disabilities an opportunity to pursue their passion for art making.
- For more information: (727) 825-0515 or click here.
- Florida Holocaust Museum (St. Pete) - The facility is the third largest of its kind in the United States containing photographs, memorabilia, books, films, videos and other material from and about the era. The museum's centerpiece is a boxcar used to transport people to concentration camps.
For more information: (727) 820-0100 or click here.
- The Armed Forces Military Museum (Largo)- Experience the fight for freedom through the eyes of American heroes as The Armed Forces Military Museum walks you through military history from a WWI trench to the flight deck of the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi. The museum displays exhibits reflecting WWI, an extensive display of Japanese memorabilia associated with the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor, displays of the USMC in the South Pacific, D-Day landings and German Third Reich memorabilia. Exhibits are enhanced with simulations of smoke, sounds of airplanes and tanks, and other audio/visual effects.
VSPC is the destination marketing organization for Pinellas County, Florida.
For more information: www.VisitStPeteClearwater.com
Contact: Public Relations Manager Josh Hall: Josh@VisitSPC.com
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