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Harness Museum part of Museum Day Live!

September 24, 2013
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The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, as part of Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday Sept. 28, will conduct a drawing for "The Glorious Standardbred,” a limited series of porcelain statuettes including Hambletonian, Dan Patch, Greyhound and Niatross by noted artist Bev Lopez. Visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at the time of admission will be entered to win.

A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at participating museums or cultural institutions. The Harness Racing Museum, in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association is proud to provide everyday free general admission, welcoming visitors from around the world.

Inclusive by design, the Museum Day Live! event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year's event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year's event expects record-high participation.

"Museum Day Live! is a great way to encourage visitation and introduce the many wonderful museums and cultural institutions our nation has to offer to folks who haven't yet discovered how much fun museums can be,” said Harness Racing Museum spokesperson John Mayo.

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame brings the excitement, history and pageantry of the American-born sport of harness racing alive. Fun interactive exhibits and the world's only 3-D harness racing simulator, mix seamlessly with beautiful works of art and historic artifacts to tell the story of a sport born on the city streets and country lanes of a young America.

The Museum Day Live! Ticket will be available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museum and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, New York and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour 4 p.m.) Drawing ($100 value) will be made from visitors providing a Museum Day Live! ticket at the time of admission, no purchase necessary. Drawing will be conducted following last visitor admissions at 4 PM on September 28, 2013. Need not be present to win providing contact information is given at time of entry. For information on the Museum, free traveling exhibits, educational programs, special events, and gift shop services please call 845.294.6330 or visit http://www.harnessmuseum.com/.

About Smithsonian Media

Smithsonian Media comprises of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, as well as Air & Space, goSmithsonian, Smithsonian Media Digital Network, and the Smithsonian Channel. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museum and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.

 (Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame)
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