Museums Advocacy Day
Museums Advocacy Day 2013 Wrap Up & Next Steps
On Feb. 26, 265 museum advocates representing 48 states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) visited 302 Congressional offices to make the case that museums are essential and therefore worthy of government support.
Four members of Congress—Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)—were honored for their leadership on issues important to museums, 17 Star Advocates were honored for their steadfast advocacy and a free virtual conference allowed even more advocates to participate and learn how to arrange visits with local elected officials.
An Abraham Lincoln actor also participated in this year's event and visited a local elementary school on Capitol Hill to demonstrate the importance of museums. Learn more about this year's program, complete your meeting reports online and view some of the photos on Facebook.
Here are some ways you can join the cause today:
Save the Date for the next Museums Advocacy Day:
Feb. 24–25, 2014!