Municipal Museums join Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum

Municipal Museums join Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

The City of Lubbock Municipal Museums, the Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum, will open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22, 2018, as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based museums.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity, and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which is continually updated, can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.

The Buddy Holly Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The Silent Wings Museum, a public institution, preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting, and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment.

The Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.buddyhollycenter.org or www.silentwingsmuseum.com, or call (806) 775-3560 for the Buddy Holly Center and (806) 775-3049 for the Silent Wings Museum.

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