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Massillon Museum announces program for low-income families

By Tess Kazdin

In an effort to welcome more guests and expand its reach in the community, the Massillon Museum recently began participating in the Museums for All initiative to increase accessibility of museum resources.

The Museums for All initiative is a program organized by the Association of Children’s Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

At the Massillon Museum, the program will enable local low-income families to the join for a minimal fee with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. Membership entitles families to advance notice of museum events, exhibitions and discounts on classes and special programs.

“Usually, Museums for All allows a discounted entrance fee, but admission to the Massillon Museum is always free,” said Megan Fitze, Massillon Museum educational and outreach manager. “Like the Blue Star Museums program in which we participate to encourage military families to engage with the museum, we want to stretch the boundaries of the Museums for All initiative to offer low-income families reduced prices for our activities that involve a cost.”

For more information about the Massillon Museum’s current exhibits and events, visit massillonmuseum.org. cv