Marshall County Museums to Host Free Weekend

The KDS DAR School Museum & Archives will participate in Marshall County Museums Weekend September 17-18, 2022.

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To encourage participation during the Museum Weekend, admission to all participating museums is free and will include special events, activities, refreshments, and prizes. Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to visit all seven museums, pick up a Museums Passport, and have it validated at each location. Everyone visiting all seven museums during the two-day period and turning in a completed Passport at the final stop will be entered into a grand prize drawing of a trip for two to Washington, DC, to visit the Smithsonian Museums.  The prize, sponsored by Marshall County Tourism and Sports, includes airfare, hotel accommodations and expense money, is valued at approximately $1,300.

The newly formed Marshall County Museum Alliance, made up of seven museums in the county, is hosting a Museum Weekend on September 17 and 18, in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, a nationwide event that encourages curiosity and learning at museums.

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The participating Marshall County museums are the Albertville Museum, located at 101 W. Main Street; the Arab Historical Village, located at 844 Shoal Creek Trail; the Boaz Legacy Museum, located at 112 N. Broad St.; the Guntersville Depot, located on Greenwood St. in Guntersville; the Montgomery Gilbreath House, located at 353 Blount Ave. in Guntersville; the Guntersville Museum, located at 1215 Rayburn Ave.; and the KDS DAR School Museum & Archives, located at 6077 Main St. in Grant.

All participating local museums will be open the same hours throughout the weekend: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.

For more information, please visit any of the Facebook pages for the museums and search for the Museum Weekend event page.