Celebrate International Museum Day in Erie County, Ohio!

April 25, 2011

International Museum Day is Saturday, May 17, 2014 and eight local organizations are working together to mark the occasion. The Edison Birthplace, Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site, Erie County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, Follett House Museum, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Milan Museum, and Ohio Veterans Home Museum will celebrate from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and offer free admission, along with arts, crafts, and activities at each museum.

The Edison Birthplace will be offering free tours by costumed interpreters, science activities for children, and vintage children’s games outside. The Cooke-Dorn House will stage a Hula Hoop Contest at 3:00 p.m. with a prize for first place. The Erie County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee will be offering children’s games at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion. At the Follett House Museum, guests are invited to pose for a reproduction photograph and to make a craft. Visitors to the Maritime Museum of Sandusky can make a model boat and take a free boat ride aboard the Goodtime I-Lake Erie Island Cruises at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. The rides depart from the Meigs Street Pier at Battery Park Marina. The Sandusky Power Squadron’s safe boating mascot COASTIE will be at the Maritime Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Merry-Go-Round Museum will have a coloring activity and will offer $1.00 carousel rides. Children will receive an image of a carousel horse to color and take home. At the Milan Museum Folk Art Frenzy – paint your own version of a folk art masterpiece and see it hung in the Galpin Mini-Masters Gallery! All activities are free along with free admission to the Museum. The Ohio Veterans Home Museum will screen vintage war movies and offer games for children.

Hours for the event are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may visit any or all of the museums in any order.

For further information, contact:
Maggie Marconi, Museum Administrator
Sandusky Library/Follett House Museum
114 West Adams Street
Sandusky, OH 44870

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