CBMM announces access program for low-income families
(ST. MICHAELS, MD–February 22, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has announced it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly while building lifelong museum habits.
The program enables low-income families to visit CBMM for a minimal fee of $3 per person for up to four people with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID. The special rate is good for general admission to the non-profit museum, which includes access to the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse and numerous exhibition buildings covering the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.
“Participating in Museums for All is part of CBMM’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “It helps toward our goal of reaching more children and parents—especially those less fortunate—with the valuable learning resources of the museum. In Talbot County alone, we have 4,567 Independence Card participants, and now they and others can have more accessibility to our campus to enjoy with their families, while strengthening their connection to the Chesapeake Bay in meaningful ways.”
Through Museums for All, families can visit any participating museum year-round for a minimal fee, with details found at www.museums4all.org.
Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 70,000 guests each year, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For hours and more information about CBMM, visit www.cbmm.org.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, as seen in this aerial view, has joined Museums for All to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums. The program enables low-income families to visit CBMM for a minimal fee of $3 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID. The special rate is good for general admission and includes access to the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse and numerous exhibition buildings covering the Chesapeake Bay at CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus along the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md.
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 17,500 museums. Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. The organization’s 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.
About Association of Children’s Museums
In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where all kids can learn through play and exploration with the caring adults in their lives. There are approximately 400 children’s museums around the world, which annually reach more than thirty-one million visitors. ACM provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and resources for its member organizations and individuals. To learn more about ACM, visit www.ChildrensMuseums.org.