Today, Historic Annapolis (HA) announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to build lifelong museum-going habits and visit museums regularly. The program provides free access to the Museum of Historic Annapolis and the William Paca House and Garden for those receiving food assistance (SNAP and WIC) benefits. Visitors presenting a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) card will receive free entrance up to four people at each site. Museums for All is part of Historic Annapolis’s broad commitment to seek, include, and provide access and welcome to all audiences.
Museums for All helps expand access to museums and raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 850 institutions nationwide participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
About Historic Annapolis (HA)
Established in 1952, Historic Annapolis is the leading nonprofit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. Our mission is to Preserve and Protect the historic places, objects, and stories of Maryland’s capital city, and provide engaging experiences that Connect people to the area’s diverse heritage. For more information or to get involved with Historic Annapolis, visit annapolis.org.
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) champions children’s museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 16 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at www.childrensmuseums.org.