Free Admission on September 21, 2019 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket
[NH Telephone Museum’s Special Exhibit – “That’s Entertainment: The Telephone’s Role in Cinema, Television and Music” – May – October 31st, 2019]
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 1 Depot Street, Warner, NH, September 21st 10:00 am - 4:00 pm— The New Hampshire Telephone Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.
This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming. Music is not only a reflection of human creativity and innovation, but also a key method of communication which is why this year’s Special Exhibit at the Telephone Museum focuses on sharing how the telephone has impacted the arts through film, song, poetry and beyond. The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science and education.
“Many inventions have revolutionized society; the telephone, for example. It made for faster communication, the creation of countless new industries and business globalization. But we tend to overlook the major impact the telephone has had in our choices of entertainment. There are hundreds of movies using the telephone as a primary character. There are Broadway productions with pivotal scenes revolving around a phone call, and if I were to say, “8675-“, I have no doubt many people would sing back “309”, so the music industry has been greatly influenced by the telephone as well.” said Graham Gifford, Program Coordinator, NHTM.
INFORMATION/BACKGROUND ON MUSEUM AND ITS EXHIBITS.
Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 21, 2019 which includes admission into the Special Exhibit, “That’s Entertainment”. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/search.
For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
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About New Hampshire Telephone Museum
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 Corporation whose mission is to inspire curiosity by engaging a broad public audience in exhibitions and programs based on its remarkable and expanding collection. The Museum preserves the past and tells the stories of the telecommunications industry. The museum, which opened to the public in 2005 under the direction of Alderic O. “Dick” Violette and his son, Paul, features the collection of four generations of one family who, collectively, have telephone careers spanning nearly 100 years. Visit NHTelephoneMuseum.org for more information.