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THE MOUNT DORA HISTORY MUSEUM JOINS
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S 14TH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY

Free Admission on September 22, 2018 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket

 MOUNT DORA, FL; August 2018—The Mount Dora History Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

The Mount Dora History Museum is open from 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  The museum is located at 450 Royellou Lane in Mount Dora.

Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.

For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay or mountdorahistorymuseum.com. 

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Over 400 people enjoyed the screenings of the new documentary, “On the Shores of Lake Dora,”  in March.  The film follows several key developments in the history of Mount Dora’s waterfront with insights from local citizens Shirley Grantham, Jefferson Ray III, and Brandon Wald.  The documentarian is Matt Hyland, a graduate of Mount Dora High School and a University of Central Florida film student.  DVDs of the documentary are on sale for $20 at the history museum.