Colonial Williamsburg announces new access program for low-income families

(Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG – The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) announced that it has joined an organization that will grant access to its outdoor living history museum to low-income families.

The program, Museums for allwas created so that families who receive food aid can have access to more 800 museums across the United States. According to the program’s website, it was started in 2014 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is currently administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM). Museums for All reports that 1.9 million people have visited museums through this program.

CWF notes that joining Museums for All continues the Foundation’s commitment to seek out, include and welcome all audiences.

“History belongs to all of us and should be accessible to all,” said Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Cliff Fleet. “Colonial Williamsburg is proud to participate in initiatives such as Museums for All to ensure that everyone – regardless of race, religion, politics or socio-economic background – can see themselves in history. of our nation.”

Colonial Williamsburg will provide those who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to gain admission for a nominal fee of $3 per person for up to four people. The guest would only have to show their SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

For more information, please visit Colonial Williamsburg website for museums for all. To learn more about the national program or locate a participating museum, please visit the main site of museums for all.

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