UWF Historic Trust announces access program for low-income families

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The University of West Florida Historic Trust announces it has joined “Museums for All,” a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums, to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

“Museums for All” enables up to four people, with presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer card and a valid form of identification, to visit all Historic Pensacola museums and the Pensacola Museum of Art at no charge. “Museums for All” is part of the UWF Historic Trust’s broad commitment to seek, include and welcome all.

The initiative represents a long stride toward the goal of reaching more children and parents, especially those living in poverty, with the valuable learning resources of museums.

“Through Museums for All, we are partnering with more than 140 museums across the country to make sure everyone can experience the best museums have to offer,” said Robert Overton Jr., executive director of the UWF Historic Trust.

Families can visit any participating museum year-round for free admission or a minimal fee. More than 300,000 individuals have gained access to museums through the program since its inception in October 2014.

For more information on the UWF Historic Trust’s participation in “Museums for All,” contact Jeff Nall, UWF Historic Trust chief community officer, at 850.595.5985 ext. 110 or jnall@uwf.edu. For more information about the UWF Historic Trust, visit historicpensacola.org.

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