FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2018
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MPM to Give Free Admission to Tribal Members and Schools
During Fall 2018
Milwaukee—In the fall of 1993, tribal members from across the state joined Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) staff to debut A Tribute to Survival, a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the history and diversity of Wisconsin’s Indian tribal nations.
In honor of this 25-year anniversary milestone, MPM will be celebrating with special programming and give free general admission to members of Wisconsin Indian tribes and tribal schools during September, October, and November.
“We’re incredibly excited to offer this opportunity to Wisconsin tribal members this fall,” said Dawn Scher Thomae, MPM Curator of Anthropology Collections. “Hundreds of people from tribes throughout Wisconsin participated in the making of this exhibit. It has a special place in my heart and in the heart of all the people who contributed to the lasting legacy of the exhibition.”
The Museum has worked closely with tribes across the nation throughout its history and cares for one of the most important Native American collections in the country. Through this invitation, we honor these relationships and welcome tribal members from around the state to enjoy all the museum has to offer.
To receive free admission, members of tribal communities can show their valid Wisconsin tribal IDs at MPM admission windows. Educators from Indian Community School of Milwaukee, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School, Menominee Tribal School, Oneida Nation School, College of Menominee Nation and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College should call 414-278-2714 to make field trip reservations.
To learn more about A Tribute to Survival, go to https://www.mpm.edu/tribute.
About the Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum is Wisconsin’s Natural History Museum, welcoming more than half a million visitors annually. Located in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum was chartered in 1882, opened to the public in 1884, and currently houses more than 4 million objects in its collections. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium.
MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.