Admission to Museum of York County now FREE every Sunday

Rock Hill, SC – The FREE Sundays at the Museum initiative was launched January 4 in conjunction with the last day to see the “River Docs” exhibition at the museum, acclaimed by “Creative Loafing Magazine” as the Charlotte area Art Exhibit of the Year. More than 450 visitors attended the Free Sunday event.

According to Jeannie Marion, Deputy Director for Marketing and Visitor Services, free Sundays are expected to attract first-time as well as prior visitors who may not be familiar with the museum’s current exhibits and programs related to environmental history and the Catawba River.

Weekends at the Museum of York County now routinely feature hands-on “learning by doing” experiences that have been developed in the past year. At the new water interactive table in the Catawba River Gallery, visitors literally get their hands wet while learning how rivers can be damned or flooded and how people have crossed rivers in different ways at different times in history. FREE Sundays at the Museum includes free planetarium programs at 2 and 3 p.m.

According to the American Association of Museums, more than two-thirds of museums offer a free admission day. The Museum of York County joins area museums including The Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, Mint Museum of Art, and Mint Museum of Craft + Design, in offering free admission times.

FREE Sundays at the Museum of York County
1-5 p.m. Every Sunday
4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill
803.329.2121
www.chmuseums.org

The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the
Catawba River at I-77.