World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum to Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s
Free admission will include museum’s featured exhibit,
6th Annual Museum Day
“Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory”
St. Augustine, Fla. (September 15, 2010)—On Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will participate in the sixth-annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. The Hall of Fame will join other participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian.com.
Museum Day 2010 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event that included more than 300,000 museum-goers and 1,300 venues in all 50 states, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico.
“The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is excited to participate in this nation-wide event that celebrates our world’s dynamic heritage and cultural life,” said Jack Peter, the Hall’s Chief Operating Officer. “I hope individuals take advantage of this special offer at our museum as well as others across the country.”
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum offers thousands of square feet of exhibits telling the history of golf and honoring the greats of the game through artifacts, photos, videos and interactive exhibits. The museum is currently featuring special member exhibit, “Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory.” Guests will find rich storytelling alongside more than 400 artifacts and 300 images as they wind through a variety of set pieces designed to reflect the different eras and locations significant to Hope’s life, including England, Cleveland, New York, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Washington D.C. and sites of USO shows around the world.
The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumday and visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.
About World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum honors the history of golf by recognizing and preserving the legacies of the game’s greatest players and contributors. The Hall of Fame & Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.
The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution and is allied with 26 national and international golf organizations, including The European Tour, LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA. To learn more about the Hall of Fame or to lend support, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
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As the Founding Partner of the World Golf Hall of Fame and World Golf Village, Shell Oil Company played a lead role in supporting the development and growth of the institution, which opened in 1998. Since then, their continued involvement has led the way for others to join in support of the Hall of Fame’s mission to honor the history of the game by preserving the legacies of the world’s greatest players and contributors.