Fourth Ward School Museum offers free admission

On Sept. 26, the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.

Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian

.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

Last year, more than 200,000 people attended Museum Day, with all 50 states plus Puerto Rico represented by more than 900 participating museums, including 84 Smithsonian affiliate museums.

"We feel it is important to be involved with Museum Day because it is a united message that reminds the citizens of the United States of the enrichment and lifelong learning museums bring to our lives," said Barbara Mackey, executive director.

Visit www.smithsonian

.com/museumday to download your Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household.

Hours through Oct. 31 are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.foruthwardschool.org or call 847-0975.

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