BEMIDJI – The Beltrami County Historical Society recently announced that it has joined Museums for All.

Museums for All is an exclusive access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Association of Children’s Museums to encourage people from all walks of life to visit museums regularly and to develop habits of museum attendance throughout lifelong, according to a statement.

The program assists people receiving food assistance benefits to visit the History Center for free, for up to four people, upon presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 850 museums across the country, according to the statement.

Museums for All is part of the Beltrami County Historical Society‘s broad commitment to seek out, include, and welcome all audiences. This initiative is funded by a grant from Centraide of the Bemidji region.

“While we recognize that cost is only a barrier to meaningful access to history, we are honored to receive this grant from United Way of the Bemidji Region to pilot Museums for All this year for all visitors. from the history center showcasing a SNAP/EBT map,” Emily Thabes, executive director of the Beltrami County Historical Society, said in the statement. “We hope that more members of our community will enjoy the museum and discover historical programs and opportunities of interest through our participation in Museums for All.”

Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also educates the public about how museums in the United States reach all of their communities.

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