Museums Advocacy Day
Museums Advocacy Day 2016, February 22-23, was another success for the museum field. Just over 250 advocates made 368 visits to members of Congress to share information about the value of museums to local communities.
This year, we recognized two Congressional honorees: Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep.Tim Murphy (R-PA), two Great American Museum Advocates, Kai and Karla Bailey-Smith, and several Star Advocates. Look for a wrap-up article in the May/June issue of Museum magazine to read more about these honorees and our Museums Advocacy Day speakers.
On Feb. 22-23 museum advocates gathered in Washington, DC for the eighth annual Museums Advocacy Day. See the photos
from this year's events, including the Congressional Breakfast, Meetings on Capitol Hill and Congressional Reception.
If you were unable to join us this year, there are still plenty of things you can do to advocate for museums at home. See the following materials to learn more.
Museums Advocacy Day would not be possible without broad, field-wide support. See the 2016 partners and pledge your support for 2017 today.