FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 1, 2018


CONTACT:

Shonna Green,

Museum of Art – DeLand

386.734.4371


Secretary of State Announces Second Annual “March of Museums” Initiative

Museum of Art - DeLand has partnered with Florida Department of State on statewide initiative


TALLAHASSEE – Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the Florida Department of State today announced the second annual “March of Museums” celebrating the variety and versatility of museums in Florida’s communities. In 2017, the department piloted March of Museums with partner museums in Tallahassee. Building on this successful launch, the 2018 March of Museums has expanded statewide to include the vast and diverse array of museums that populate the Sunshine State.


“As Florida’s Chief Cultural Officer, I am proud of the success of last year’s ‘March of Museums’ and I am excited to expand this initiative statewide,” said Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner.From art to animals, from sports to science, and from history to horticulture, Florida has an incredible array of museums that encourage exploration and learning. March of Museums celebrates the important services museums provide to our communities.”


The department is hosting MarchofMuseums.com, which offers a listing of museums by region, including the Museum of Art - DeLand and other statewide partner museums. The website also highlights the mission, collections, and/or events of each institution during the month of March.  The department encourages visitors and Floridians to take advantage of this initiative to visit one of the partner museums for a new experience, to spend some time at one of their favorite museums and to share their pictures on their favorite social media platform using #MarchOfMuseums


George Bolge, Chief Executive Officer for the Museum of Art - DeLand said, “March of Museums is an opportunity for those in DeLand and the surrounding area to engage and experience museums in our community.  This initiative reminds citizens of the wealth of entertainment and educational programming at museums in their own communities as well as those throughout the state.”


Museum of Art – DeLand has partnered with the Florida Department of State to encourage Floridians and visitors to Florida to experience the many ways that museums serve the community.  Visit MarchOfMuseums.com for more information.


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