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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: The National Civil War Museum Opens 7 Days a Week

Saturday, February 07, 2009

The National Civil War Museum Opens 7 Days a Week

February 4, 2009 (Harrisburg, PA) – The National Civil War Museum announced today that the Museum will now be open 7 days a week, effective Monday, February 9, 2009.

Previously, the Museum had been closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from Labor Day through March 31. This limited schedule had been in effect since 2005.

CEO, David Patterson noted the Museum had been unofficially admitting visitors who were unaware of the operating schedule on days it was closed. "One of our primary goals at the Museum is providing world-class customer service. As a result of being closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, we were turning away out-of-state visitors and often visitors from other countries. This made it difficult to deliver on our promise to educate and serve the public,” Mr. Patterson commented today.

The National Civil War Museum also recently announced that it will be open additional holidays, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Christmas Eve.

"Coupled with an upcoming PPL Corporation Community Free Day on Saturday,
February 14th, it is our hope that these initiatives will provide visitors more opportunities
to come face-to-face with history," Patterson said.

Opened in February 2001, The National Civil War Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated solely to the American Civil War. It is the largest Civil War museum that addresses the war from both the Northern and Southern perspective, and from both a military and civilian perspective. The Museum protects some of the nation's treasures, including General Robert E. Lee's personal Bible, and more than 24,000 artifacts, documents and photos, worth an estimated $20 million.


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