Free Admission to Museum on Sundays, Herblock Exhibit on Display
From now through Labor Day weekend, the George C. Marshall Museum will be open free to all visitors on Sundays, including the upcoming "National Spirit of '45 Day" that will occur this year on Sunday, August 14 to coincide with the anniversary of the day in 1945 when President Truman declared WWII was over.
The Marshall Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and from 1 PM to 5 PM on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays.
Visitors will be able to see the recently installed political cartoons of Herblock exhibit. This traveling exhibit of the Herb Block Foundation presents five panels displaying reproductions of the work of legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block, famously known as "Herblock." The exhibit will be open through Dec. 17, 2011.
The goal of the exhibit is to promote Herblock's efforts to defend the rights and freedoms of Americans through his political cartoons. The exhibit can be used for teaching or promoting the American topics that reflect Herblock's passions: education, democracy, civil rights, the presidency and evergreen (about the environment). Together all five panels present a fascinating history of Herblock's 72-year career.
In addition the Marshall Museum offers free admission any day through Labor Day 2011 to all active duty military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museum program. Blue Star Museums is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, an organization that raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life, and more than 1,500 museums in the U.S.