An Ottawa historical landmark is taking part Saturday in an annual free museum day program presented by Smithsonian magazine.
The Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St., Ottawa, is expected to open its doors 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday free of charge to Museum Day Live! ticket-holders, Deborah Barker, Franklin County Historical Society director, said. The tickets are available at Smithsonian.com/museumday
The Smithsonian magazine’s one-day event involves venues from across the country.
“Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C.,” a press release from the Franklin County Historical Society said. “Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.”
One Museum Day Live! ticket (good for two people) is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday