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MoAF Announces Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, the Museum of American Finance will participate in the seventh annual Museum Day. The Museum will join other participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Museum Day is a celebration of the dissemination of knowledge to anyone and everyone interested, without a price tag, emulating the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based facilities.

With support from CITGO, Museum Day 2011 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event. In 2010, museum goers downloaded 227,747 tickets resulting in more than 500,000 museum-goers visiting over 1,300 venues in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

Museum Day will give visitors the opportunity to see the Museum of American Finance’s popular “Scandal! Financial Crime, Chicanery and Corruption that Rocked America” exhibit during the final month of its run. Also on exhibit will be “Alexander Hamilton: Lineage and Legacy” and “Tracking the Credit Crisis,” as well as the Museum’s permanent exhibits on the Financial Markets, Money, Banking and Entrepreneurship. All exhibits will be free to Museum Day ticket holders.

This year Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is participating in Museum Day and museum visitors will be encouraged to donate to this leading global breast cancer organization.

The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at

A list of participating museums is available at Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Smithsonian magazine Museum Day 2011 and links to participating museums’ and supporters’ sites, please visit

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