Saturday, May 8, 2010

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY TO BE HELD MAY 16, 2010

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana, May 8, 2010—The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville announced today that it will join museums around the world in observing International Museum Day on Sunday, May 16. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has announced this year’s theme for International Museum Day: “Museums for Social Harmony”.

ICOM created International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage awareness about the role of museums in the development of society. Momentum has been rising unabated ever since. In 2009, more than 20,000 museums in 90 countries from Australia to Zimbabwe participated.

The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum will be celebrating International Museum Day from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. with free tours of its facilities and light refreshments. The public will also have the chance to see the Museum’s newest exhibit, “Sanctuary: Preserving the Legacy of Lew Wallace.” Visitor Services & Marketing Coordinator Kara Edie believes this year’s Museum Day theme is an apt one: “Montgomery County is overflowing with riches of cultural heritage. On days like this, we get a lot of local visitors, and it’s wonderful to watch their appreciation of this area grow as they learn about the amazing things that have happened here in the past.”

For further information about ICOM and International Museum Day, visit their website at http://icom.museum/imd.html. More information about the event at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum can be found by calling 765-362-5769 or by visiting our website at http://www.ben-hur.com.

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