Fort Nisqually LHM Joins Museum Day Live

museum#TACOMAFM – Tomorrow, the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum will be part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live!

Fort Nisqually will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open its doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

In addition, the Fort is offering free admission on the same day to all Tacoma residents with proof of residency required.

Museum Day Live! coincides with the final day of the Fort’s 2015 Crafts of the Past series. Victoria Anderson will be demonstrating how to make cyanotypes. Cyanotypes use ultraviolet light (e.g. sunlight) to create a photographic image and were one of the earliest forms of photography. Guests will have the opportunity to make their own prints of leaves, buttons, or lace.

Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound where visitors travel back in time and experience life in Washington Territory.

Museums in all 50 states have signed up to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s 2015 Museum Day Live!, the largest event of its kind. Over 1,300 museums are participating.

Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to learn more and download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket grants the ticketholder, and one guest, free access to the Fort on September 26. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

For more information contact Chris Erlich, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum chrise@tacomaparks.com or call 253-591-5339.