Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Smiles: the ticket

Once again I'm joining Annie at A Stitch in Time who holds a weekly Friday smile.  What's not to like about a smile, especially when getting ready for the weekend.  Sadly, my contribution to Friday Smiles will be on hiatus for a few weeks, while I finish a project.  But don't worry, Annie.  I'll be back soon. 

So why am I smiling today?  I've just printed my ticket to Museum Day.  Each year in the US, Smithsonian Museum hosts an event called Museum Day, where they encourage museums around the country to participate in allowing people to visit their museum at no cost.  This year, that day is September 28.  I know it won't be of interest to those who live in other countries, but any of my loyal readers who live in the States might be interested.  Here is the link to Smithsonian's site where you can search for museums in your area, too.

Don't forget to visit Annie today for other smiling friends.  I know I'll be there bright and early with a smile on my face.

26 thoughtful remarks:

Annie said...

No wonder you are smiling. Hope you have a wonderful day out.
Hugs,
Annie x

dawn said...

ooooo this is good to know. I will look and see if there is one by me. Thanks so much for sharing this! What a great reason to smile, it's so nice when places do this for the community. We have a Farm park near by and they open for free the first Sunday's of every month.
I have my FALL post up if you have time to see, gorgeous sunflowers on it.
Good luck with your project, can't you give us a hint???!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Laura said...

What a great scheme, I hope you have a fab day
Laura
:)

Nan G said...

What a great thing to do! Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth. Off to see if there's any close to me. Have a wonderful weekend! Hope all goes well with your project! Hugs

see you there! said...

I'm smiling too. Will check out what is available in my area.

Darla

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks for the reminder--I'll have to let my girl know, too! Have a nice weekend.

Krisha said...

Thanks for the share Elizabeth, just looked at the web page, and our local museum is participating! yea! Think I'll take my GDs!
You just put a smile on my face!!!

Dianne said...

I did not know about this, and there are quite a few in Ohio! perhaps the Toledo Museum of Art? but there is even one in Marion--Heritage Hall--in my home town! thank you dear!

Halle said...

That's wonderful! I didn't know they did that. Our local libraries have so many tickets that can be "checked out" each week for area museums, zoos and historical sites. It's a really great program. We've taken advantage of the tickets on many occasions. The zoo tickets are usually gone though.

NatashaMay said...

That is a great opportunity. :) Have fun!

Caro said...

No wonder you are smiling...enjoy your trip round whichever museum you choose! Caro x (#6)

Terrie Purkey said...

Great idea! Hubby and I visit SAM (Seattle Art Museum) on their monthly free day when the displays change. Cultural, free and fun. :)

girlunwinding said...

Great idea! have a wonderful time~ I am looking forward to November because our museum (or center for the arts) is getting in a Norman Rockwell collection!! so going to be seeing that one!
~Dawn

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
that sounds like a fabulous idea. the Smithsonian are great museum I have been to a couple Washington and I forget the other one. possible New York.
Please can you e mail me your snail mail addy again I have some of the black tape for you but cannot find the e mail you sent me
Ta and keep smiling
janet

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
me again forget the end of my last comment I have found it
janet

dawn said...

Hello again,
Thanks for the sweet comment, I'm loving the sunflowers so much this year. We just found another new one, it's really weird and cool but not gorgeous like the others. Will be posting it next week.

Now for your basement hint, maybe painting? fixing a leak? I hope it's something fun at least.
Take care and have a good weekend!

~*~Patty S said...

That certainly IS something to smile about Elizabeth.

Here in the Washington DC area so many of the museums are free...something we take for granted sometimes I think...

I am off to check out your link and see what I'm missing ;)
oxo

JoZart said...

Such a lovely treat for you... I love FREEBIES!! Here in England we have Heritage days when hundreds of museums, galleries, stately homes and historical buildings open to the public FREE. I've got my list ready for next week.
Love Jo x

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Well; it's good to be back amongst the bloggers and friends! So long right? I just am getting used to my new computer; it's taken me awhile. I'm trying to catch up.

I see I've missed so many of your posts and want to get back into the swing of things here.

Enjoy your day; sounds wonderful!

I have created a new blog. It's still on ground floor; much more to do but here's my new addy:

rockart64.blogspot.com

Hope you are well - I've missed you! xxoo Marilyn

~Rasz~ said...

Wow! I never knew about that. I am going to check into the Art museum that is about an hour away. What a great way to remember our museums and help people visit! Thank you for sharing!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Elizabeth, when you have a free moment, could you please email me privately via my blog...I have something for you. Thanks!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Thanks for the link Elizabeth. I remember this from last year....xox

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, that is certainly something to smile about. I grew up in Edinburgh where entry to the museum was free and I've spent a lifetime trying to understand why the aren't free everywhere else ... For a child, rainy Saturday mornings at the museum were the best, and educational too. Enjoy your day and good luck with the project. Elizabeth xx

BJ said...

Free anything always gives me a smile, enjoy the museum.
I used glue'n'seal for my napkin, underneath and on top so it was sealed too.
Why don't you just jump in with the dictionary challenge, as the letters are in random order, no one would ever know. You could do the one set a fortnight and another old one a week and that would nearly catch you up. I don't think there is a deadline if you are doing this for yourself. Oh go on, I'd love to see your pages.
Oh and we did get a few days of rain this Summer amidst all the lovely sunshine but my husband did water the garden daily in the dry times too. BJ

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW! This is absolutely wonderful! I know that you enjoy the Smithsonian on that special day! We have visited there many times over the years and never tire of the wonderful things found there!!!!

Seth said...

What a great day that will be. Thanks for the link. I will check into my area.