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President Harrison Home Offers Free Admission

On Smithsonian Magazine's 5th Annual Museum Day

--Museum Day 2009 Poised to be Largest to Date--

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INDIANAPOLIS - On Saturday, September 26, President Benjamin Harrison Home will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian's Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based properties. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

Last year, upwards of 200,000 people attended Museum Day, with all 50 states plus Puerto Rico represented by more than 900 participating museums, including 84 Smithsonian affiliate museums. This year, the magazine expects to attract more than 1,000 museums.

"Each year this Smithsonian collaboration with the Harrison Home has grown,"

said Phyllis Geeslin, president/CEO of the Harrison Home. "We are delighted to be partners and to share the culture and knowledge of our museum with an eager audience."

Visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday to download your Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. Listings and links to participating museums' can also be found at www.smithsonian.com/museumday.

The President Benjamin Harrison Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, which sees its mission to be increasing public understanding of, appreciation for, and participation in the American system of self-government through the life stories of an American President.

The Foundation preserves and maintains the historic 1875 Italianate Victorian home of the 23rd President as a museum and memorial, accredited by the American Association of Museums. The three-level landmark home contains many of Harrison's paintings, furniture, and decorative arts including unique political memorabilia. More information is available on the home's web site: www.pbhh.org.

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