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BYU museum to observe national Museum Day Sept. 24

Brigham Young University’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures will be participating in the nationwide “Museum Day” Saturday, Sept. 24, sponsored by Smithsonian magazine.

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the museum will offer free admission. Activities will include complimentary tours, Mayan textile design, beaded bracelets, an archaeology activity and a Fremont figurine photo-op.  There will also be free refreshments.

“The MPC enjoys being a part of this annual, nationwide event hosted by Smithsonian magazine,” said Kari Nelson, curator of education at the museum. “Since the MPC is always free, it's a great excuse to have some fun with special activities.”

Activities taking place will focus on the museum’s current exhibits: “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” a display of beautiful textiles that shows how past traditions are still a part of the modern Mayan world; and “Beneath Your Feet: Discovering the Archaeology of Utah Valley,” which provides glimpse into the lives of the Fremont people (a Native American tribe that inhabited Utah Valley approximately 1,000 years ago).

“We try to make this event fun and relaxed, just a come-and-go-as-you-please type of event,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager.  “We hold these events for everyone in the community to be enriched and entertained.”

The museum is located on 100 E. and 700 N. in Provo. There is free parking across the street. For more information visit or call (801) 422-0020.

Writer: Melissa Connor

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