Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Celebrate Your Museum Day

On Saturday, September 24, BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) will be participating in the nationwide “Museum Day,” sponsored by the Smithsonian magazine.  Every year, participating museums offer free admission in honor of Museum Day.  From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the MPC will have its doors open for this special event. 
“The MPC enjoys being a part of this annual, nation-wide event hosted by Smithsonian magazine,” said Kari Nelson, Curator of Education at the MPC.  “Since the MPC is always free, it's a great excuse to have some fun with special activities around the museum!”
Activities taking place will focus on the MPC’s current exhibits.  The MPC’s newest exhibit is Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya, a display of beautiful textiles that shows how past traditions are still a part of the modern Mayan world.  Beneath Your Feet: Discovering the Archaeology of Utah Valley is the MPC’s other exhibit which provides glimpse into the lives of the Fremont people (a Native American tribe that inhabited Utah Valley approximately 1000 years ago).   Activities include complimentary tours, Mayan textile design, beaded bracelets, an archaeology activity, and a Fremont figurine photo-op.  There will also be free refreshments (while they last). 
“We try to make this event fun and relaxed, just a come-and-go-as-you-please type of event,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC.  “We hold these events for everyone in the community to be enriched and entertained.”
The MPC is located on 100 E. and 700 N. in Provo.  There is free parking across the street.  For more information visit or call 801.422.0020. 

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