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FREE ADMISSION : May

For the month of May, admission is being sponsored by Wylie Vracin

 

        

 

 

Admission fees this month are being covered by Wylie Vracin to honor the memory of his wife, Ginny.

Even though we can't have any guests this month due to the COVID 19 we still need to keep the lights on!  Thank you Wylie!!

 

Regular admission is FREE to all (guided tours not incl.).

 

Please contact ed-ichs@whidbey.net or call 360-678-3310 for details on which months are still available for sponsorship, and how it all works. "Adopt-A-Month" allows everyone to see our museum, and it is good for our local history!

"Our hopes are that all twelve months will be sponsored, and that admission will always be free to all our visitors”,

said museum director, Rick Castellano. 

 

Castellano estimates that the museum greets some 10,000 visitors each year, but that many of those visitors choose not to explore the museum when they learn of the admission fees, which range from $2-$4.  “It might not sound like much, but when you’re on a tight budget, even a few extra dollars counts”, he said.  Castellano said it’s hard to see families with children walk away because of the fees.  He said “If we didn’t have to charge admissions, we would likely see 20-40% more visitors.  This impressive estimate is based on previous years’ experience, where months which have been sponsored showed dramatic increases in foot traffic. 

 

Castellano feels that sponsorship would be good publicity for local businesses.  “Our visitors would likely be impressed by the kindness of the sponsors, for buying their admissions, and they might be tempted to visit the sponsors place of business.  We still have months available."

 

For more information on how YOU can sponsor museum admissions, please contact us at 360-678-3310.

 

 

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