In honor of all those who have served and continue to serve, the American Independence Museum is open on Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 11. As has been the case the entire 2016 season, admission is free for active military, veterans and family members. Free admission is made possible as a result of Two International Group and AutoFair each gifting $2,500 to the Museum earlier this year.
“The Museum and its collection is steeped in military history,” said Museum Executive Director Julie Williams. “It is so important we remain open during this national holiday and provide free admission to those who have contributed to our freedom as a nation…We expect a busy day, too, with there being no school.”
Among thousands of items, the Museum’s collection includes an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and handwritten letters by George Washington. Comprised of the Ladd-Gilman House (c.1721) and Folsom Tavern (c.1775) on more than one acre of landscaped property, the Museum hosts public educational programs and lectures, colonial artisan demonstrations, guided tours, and special events.
“Two International Group and AutoFair are both incredible supporters of our active military and veterans,” Williams added. “We are so thankful for their support.”
On Veteran’s Day, special activities will be made available for kids. To learn more about the Museum, visit www.independencemuseum.org.