FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2005
Contact: Cynthia Moore, Marketing/Public Relations Director
(804) 342-9676 email:
HISTORY IS FREE ON SUNDAYS AT THE VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Richmond, VA – Effective November 1, 2005, the Virginia Historical Society will offer free admission on Sundays. The historical society galleries are open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturdays when regular admission is $3 to $5. The library and museum shop are closed on Sundays.
"Free admission on Sundays presents families, out-of-town visitors, and others an opportunity to enjoy an outing at a savings," comments Charles F. Bryan, Jr., president and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society. Attendance figures indicate a growing interest among families in the The Story of Virginia, the only exhibit in the state covering all of Virginia history, and the historical society's changing exhibitions such as Car Crazy: Racing and Rodding in Southwest Virginia and Wartime Memories: World War II Paintings by Clinton Ford. "We are pleased to be able to offer free admission on Sundays, a day when families seem to be less scheduled and can take time for a leisurely, entertaining afternoon at the museum," adds Bryan.
The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 N. Boulevard. The Story of Virginia, An American Experience,
a 10,000-square-foot exhibition with more than a thousand objects covering all of Virginia history from prehistoric
times to the present is featured in the Robins Center for Virginia History. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
and Sunday 1pm - 5pm (Museum Galleries only). Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors 55+ ($2/Tuesdays–galleries
only), $3/children and students, free/members. Admission to the galleries is free on Sundays. For group tour
information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, please call (804) 358-4901 or visit