Winterhur Museum $2 admission

Winterthur offers $2 admission to SNAP members

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Winterhur Museum $2 admission

Winterthur Museum is offering $2 admission that covers up to four people to those who receive SNAP benefits. Photo by Rob Cardillo

 

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library now offers $2 admission for up to four people  to those who receive the modern version of food stamps.

The goal, through Museums for All and ACCESS Delaware, is to allow people who may not otherwise be able to afford admission a chance to visit regularly and enjoy the art, nature and history  Winterthur shares.

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Chris Strand

Those who present their SNAP EBT card can pay $2 admission for up to four people during all regular Winterthur hours.

ACCESS Delaware also extends low-cost access to people with disabilities who purchase an Art-Reach card through the Art-Reach website.

“Winterthur, like other cultural institutions, exists for the enrichment of all,” said Chris Strand, the chief executive officer of Winterthur.

“As we rebound from the pandemic, we want to give our community the opportunity to engage in safe, healthy, and fun activities at a time when they need it most. We want to make sure Everyone—with a capital E—can experience the best museums have to offer.”

Winterthur was founded by H.F. du Pont, who in the early 1900s was one of the first to collect and celebrate American-made furniture. Prior to that, most people considered only European goods — particularly English and French items — as worthy of collecting.

Today, Winterthur is known as a historic country estates with a distinguished collection of American decorative arts, naturalistic garden and research library for the study of American art and material culture.

Winterthur is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas, with special hours during the holiday season.

General admission is $22 for adults, with discounts for students, seniors and children, and good for two consecutive days.

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Museums for All helps expand access to museums and raises public awareness about how museums in the United States reach their entire communities. It offers similar free and reduced admission to eligible members of the public at more than 900 museums across the country.

Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, and managed by the Association of Children’s Museums. For more, visit Museums4all.org.

Access Delaware is devoted to increasing cultural participation among the disability and low-income sectors.

ACCESS allows Delaware EBT and Art-Reach ACCESS Cardholders to attend more than a dozen cultural sites in Delaware for $2. The Art-Reach ACCESS card is also redeemable at about 70 sites in Philadelphia. For more, visit art-reach.org.

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