SIGAL Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th Annual Museum Day Live!
EASTON, Pa. (September 20, 2015) — The SIGAL Museum of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.
The exhibits and collections of the Sigal Museum tell the stories of the individuals, groups, and businesses that helped to shape our community, and in many cases, had national and global impact. With a focus on the art, culture, and American history made in Northampton County, the Sigal Museum offers visitors an opportunity to participate in many interactive and hands-on activities.
The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available for download August at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
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About the Sigal Museum of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
The Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street in historic downtown Easton, is a venue of the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, is an interactive museum offering visitors an insiders’ tour of American history made in Northampton County.
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. The Jane S. Moyer Library for Local & Genealogical Research is located at the Sigal Museum.
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