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International Museum Day celebrated with free admission at two local museums

Salem, Ore. – The Hallie Ford Museum of Art and Historic Deepwood Estate invite the public to celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 with free admission.

International Museum Day is organized annually by the International Council of Museums and was established in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. This year’s theme is “Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change.” This event provides an opportunity for museums to raise awareness of their role as institutions that both display and protect our rich heritage in creative ways, that serve society and inspire positive change. Last year 32,000 museums in more than 129 countries participated in this event.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is Oregon’s third largest art museum and features works by Pacific Northwest, and Native American artists, and includes a diverse collection of traditional European, American and Asian art, as well as artifacts that date from antiquity. Frequently changing exhibitions include lectures, special events, tours, artist demonstrations and educational opportunities for children and adults. The museum will also offer a demonstration with conservator Tom Fuller who will be working with the museum’s Native American basket collection in the Maribeth Collins Lobby from 10 a.m.. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 700 State St.

Historic Deepwood Estate is an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home situated on approximately 4 acres of manicured gardens and nature trails. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Homes in 1973. The museum is operated by the Friends of Deepwood, a non-profit organization created to disseminate information about the home and document life in Victorian times. The museum will offer free tours every half hour between 9 a.m. and noon and is located at 1116 Mission St. SE.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. General admission is $3 and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free and admission is free to everyone on Tuesdays. For more information call 503-370-6855 or visit

Historic Deepwood Estate
Hours are Wednesday through Monday from 9 a.m.. to noon with tours departing on the hour. The museum is closed on Tuesday. Adult admission is $4, seniors and students are $3 and $2 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are admitted free. Gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. For more information call 503-363-1825 or visit


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