By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 15, 2011) – On Saturday, September 24, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville will participate in the seventh annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a day when museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the official ticket from www.smithsonian.com. 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.
According to National Sprint Car Museum curator Thomas J. Schmeh, “It is important for all museums in North America to join together a couple of times a year and showcase our cultural unity and diversity, and Museum Day on Saturday, September 24, is one of those special opportunities. At the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, we are proud to annually partner with the Smithsonian Institution in this worthy effort. This year, we are very excited to showcase our ‘Salute to Champion Tony Stewart’ special exhibition on Museum Day. Hopefully we will have a lot of first-time visitors on that Saturday!”
Attendees must present the downloaded ticket to gain free entry for two people to participating institutions. The Museum Day ticket is available to download on their web site at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. One ticket is permitted per household, per e-mail address. Links to other participating museums’ web sites can also be found there.
About National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc. is a membership based, program-driven 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, which was incorporated on April 25, 1986, in the state of Iowa. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., was incorporated for the dual purpose of preserving the history and promoting the future of the sport of sprint car racing. For more information, individuals are encouraged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com and www.sprintcarstuff.com.
About Smithsonian Media
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