Monday, February 15, 2016

Presidents' Day at the Museum

Need something to do with the little ones out of school? The Museum of World Treasures is OPEN for Presidents' Day with regular operating hours. Visit The Founding of America: A Revolutionary Success exhibit for the perfect way to celebrate this historic holiday and educate the younger generations on the importance of learning from the past. With the 2016 Presidential campaign in full swing, what better way to tie history together with current events than by taking a stroll through Presidents Hall?  We've saved a spot for #45, whomever he or she may be!

You never know who you'll meet at the Museum of World Treasures!
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. 

Be sure to tag us in your photos and use #MOWTfan so we can share in the fun! For more information about educational programs at the Museum, please visit our website or call us at 316.263.1311.

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