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Celebrate the Smithsonian Magazine's 5th Annual Museum Day, Sept. 26

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Adirondack Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian Magazine.

A celebration of culture, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian's Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based institutions.

The Museum has been participating in Museum Day for three years and the event draws a wide range of visitors to the Adirondacks, according to Katherine Moore, ADK Museum marketing assistant.

Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian readers and visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

To obtain free admission visitors must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions.

Visit www.Smithsonian.com/museumday to download your Museum Day Admission Card, or find it in the September 2009 issue of Smithsonian.

Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. Listings and links to participating museums and sponsors can also be found on the Smithsonian website.

Last year, upwards of 200,000 people attended Museum Day across the country, with all 50 states plus Puerto Rico represented by over 900 participating museums, including 84 Smithsonian affiliate museums. This year, the magazine expects to attract over 1,000 museums.

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