FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2005
Contact: Maribeth Cowan, Public Relations Director
(804) 342-9665 email:
VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO MILITARY, FIRE, AND POLICE PERSONNEL IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN VISIONS OF LIBERTY & FREEDOM EXHIBITION, ON VIEW THROUGH MAY 30, 2005
Richmond, VA–In recognition of its current exhibition, American Visions of Liberty & Freedom, the Virginia Historical Society is offering the immediate families of military, fire, and police personnel free admission through May 30, 2005, when the exhibition closes. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Visions of Liberty & Freedom explores how generations of Americans have interpreted, symbolized, and challenged the concepts of liberty and freedom, a debate that rages on today. "We are pleased to honor these families who have courageously sacrificed for our country and the freedoms we cherish," comments Charles F. Bryan, Jr., President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society. "In accordance with our educational mission, this exhibition and others here strive to promote a greater understanding of our past so that we may approach the present and future wisely and informed," Bryan adds.
To receive free admission for themselves and their immediate family, military, fire, and police personnel need to present their professional affiliation identification. The offer is valid through May 30, 2005; however, admission to the galleries is free on Mondays always.
The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 N. Boulevard. The Story of Virginia, An American Experience,
a 10,000-square-foot exhibition with more than a thousand objects covering all of Virginia history from prehistoric
times to the present is featured in the Robins Center for Virginia History. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
and Sunday 1pm - 5pm (Museum Galleries only). Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors 55+ ($2/Tuesdays–galleries
only), $3/children and students, free/members. Admission to the galleries is free on Mondays. For group tour
information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, please call (804) 358-4901 or visit