Maritime Museum at Oswego Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day Live

OSWEGO – West First Street Pier – The H. Lee White Maritime Museum will open its doors free of charge on September 26, from 1-5 p.m. as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live!

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The H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

On this day only, participating museums across the United States in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offers free admission every day, will open their doors free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone.  Last year’s event drew more than 400,000 participants, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.

“Museum Day Live! is a great way to encourage visitation on a national scale to local museums by offering an opportunity for free admission to the public and we are proud to be a part of it,” said Mercedes Niess, executive director of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

The Maritime Museum features exhibits telling more than 400 years of Oswego’s rich maritime history, heritage and culture.

Our fleet of historic vessels includes the National Historic Landmark WWII tugboat, LT-5; the National Register of Historic Places canal barge, Derrick Boat 8; the last American commercial fishing vessel on Lake Ontario, Eleanor D; and the 19th Century replica three-masted schooner, OMF Ontario.

The museum is open all year 1-5 p.m., with expanded hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the months of July and August.

The Museum Day Live! Ticket will be available for download now at

Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only.

One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted.

For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a full list of participating museum and cultural institutions, please visit

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About Smithsonian Media

Smithsonian Media comprises of its flagship publication, Smithsonian Magazine, as well as Air & Space, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network.

In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime.

Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.  Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.