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Posted on: January 20, 2022

CMM JOINS MUSEUMS NATIONALLY TO BROADEN ACCESS TO LESS SERVED COMMUNITIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Date:               January 20, 2022
Contact:         Bonnie Farmer, Communications & Marketing Coordinator 
410-326-2042, ext. 8067 Email: Bonnie.Farmer@calvertcountymd.gov 

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM JOINS MUSEUMS NATIONALLY TO BROADEN ACCESS TO LESS SERVED COMMUNITIES
Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources

SOLOMONS, MD – January 20, 2022 -Today Calvert Marine Museum announces 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 visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits to visit Calvert Marine Museum for free admission, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free or reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 700 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of Calvert Marine Museum’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome 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 700 institutions 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 the Institute of Museum and Library Services  
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. Their mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. 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 or follow on Facebook and Twitter. 

About Association of Children’s Museums  
The Association of Children's Museums champions children's museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 19 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children's museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at www.childrensmuseums.org.

IMLS Press Contact 
Erica Jaros
EJaros@imls.gov 

ACM Press Contact 
Alison Howard, 703-224-3100 x102 
Alison.Howard@ChildrensMuseums.org  

Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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