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Martime Museum partners with Smithsonian to offer free admittance Saturday

The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and Gardens will open its doors free of charge to those

presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on Saturday September 28, as part of Smithsonian

Magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live!

This is a nationwide event.

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.

“We are thrilled to be a participant in the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day,:" said Bruce Olson, museum director. "The Minnesota Lakes

Maritime Museum and Gardens celebrates our lake traditions and legacies, and is committed to their

preservation for future generations. Our guests will discover classic boats, grand hotel and resort

history, fishing memorabilia, the very popular Duck Boat Exhibit plus our beautiful garden which is

adjacent to our building. You will also learn about Gar Wood who grew up in Oaskis and went on to

worldwide fame as a boat builder and racer.”

The Museum Day Live! Ticket is available to download at

www.Smithsonian.con/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! Ticket will gain free

entrance for two at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and Gardens. One ticket is permitted per

household, per email address. Only those with printed tickets will receive free admission.

The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and Gardens are located at 205 3rd Avenue West in Alexandria. Museum hours are Monday – Saturday 10-5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm. For

more information, visit or call (320) 759-1114.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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