LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum located in the Olympic Center on Main Street, Lake Placid, N.Y., will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues across the country for the ninth annual Museum Day Live! This immensely successful program will match the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C. – based facilities, encouraging learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide.
Museum Day Live! fulfills Smithsonian’s mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. For one day only, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Last year’s event drew over 350,000 museum-goers, and this year’s Museum Day Live! is expected to attract close to 400,000 participants nationwide.
“We always enjoy the spirit of this event and the wonderful opportunity it offers to join museums across the country and open our doors to the public free of charge,” said Museum manager Alison Haas. “It gives everyone a chance to see Lake Placid’s Olympic history first hand.”
The Museum Day Live! Ticket is available to download at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! Ticket will gain free entrance for two at the Museum for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 please visit http://www.whiteface.com/facilities/olympic-center/olympic-museum or the Lake Placid Olympic Museum’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lake.placid.olympic.museum.
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Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speed skating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.