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Manitowoc Public Library Partners with Manitowoc County Historical Society on Museum Pass Program

January 21, 2019
Manitowoc Public Library Partners with Manitowoc County Historical Society on Museum Pass Program
Beginning in February, Manitowoc Public Library and Manitowoc County Historical Society are partnering to create a Museum Pass Program that allows locals to visit the Historical Society’s museum for free. Manitowoc Public Library patrons will have the opportunity to check out a Museum Pass for this local museum, which includes the McAllister House Welcome Center and the historic structures of the recreated Pinecrest Historical Village.
A limited number of Museum Passes will soon be available at MPL’s first floor Service Desk on a first come, first served basis. Each Museum Pass grants entry for 2 adults and children 17 and under, residing in the same household. Passes can be checked out by valid MPL cardholders. No holds or reserves are permitted, and the cardholder must check out the Museum Pass in person. The pass is not valid for advanced registration programs, only daily admission at the museum.
With this collaboration, MCHS and MPL are looking to broaden access to members of our community to this incredible local institution.
“The Museum is proud to partner on the Museum Pass Program because it expands our educational outreach in Manitowoc area community,” said Amy Meyer, Executive Director of the Manitowoc County Historical Society. “Our mission is to tell the story of our community’s past. This partnership will help us reach even more families in our region, and help ensure that the stories of our past are not forgotten.”
The Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village—a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County's early settlers. 
Pinecrest Historical Village began in 1970 with a land donation from the Hugo and Eleanor Vetting family.  The Village has grown to represent a reproduction of a small Wisconsin community during the early 1900s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Wisconsin's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Pinecrest Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. For more information on the Manitowoc County Historical Society, contact the museum at (920) 684-4445 or ManitowocCountyHistory.org. 
Again, Museum Passes will be available exclusively at Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street. Stop in the Library soon for your Museum Pass and experience living history for free!
Tim Gadzinski, Marketing Specialist