Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Garst Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, Garst Museum will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Toyota on behalf of the redesigned 2011 Avalon. Garst Museum will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from A journey to celebrate our world’s dynamic heritage and cultural life, participating Museum Day venues emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities.

Museum Day 2010 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event. Over 300,000 museum-goers and 1,300 venues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico participated in Museum Day 2009. Last year, two million visitors logged on to to learn more about the program.

“We think it is important to participate in Museum Day in order to be part of a nationwide observance of American heritage and culture,” said Garst museum’s executive director, Penny Perry.

The Darke County Historical Society operates Garst Museum. The main exhibit attractions are The Annie Oakley Center, Crossroads of Destiny, a large collection of memorabilia from broadcaster and world traveler Lowell Thomas, and a gallery of Currier and Ives original prints. Other exhibits included Zachary Lansdowne and the USS Shenandoah, Lohmann Brothers telescopes, early farm implements and household appliances. The Iddings sprint race car, an early Indy-style racing car is also on display. The museum complex also houses the Darke County Genealogy Library containing over 5000 surname files, family histories, court records and other records of interest to persons researching family history. The museum complex is located at 205 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. Hours of operation for Museum Day are 10 am to 4 pm.

This year, Toyota will enhance the Museum Day experience both in Smithsonian magazine and online, with elements like the “Featured Five,” a listing that encourages visitors to learn about and visit participating museums and venues. Additionally, for each visitor who inquires about the new Toyota Avalon online, Toyota will donate $1—up to $10,000 total—to museum programming nationwide.

The Museum Day Ticket is available to download 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. Listings and links to participating museums’ and sponsors’ sites can be found at

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