Maryhill Museum Free Passes

FREE PASS TO MARYHILL MUSEUM @ YOUR Cook Memorial Library

La Grande, Oregon, MARCH 19 2010:  Cook Memorial Library now has available for patrons a free pass to Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, WA.  The free pass covers all members of a family living under the same roof and up to four friends.

Called Access Art, this program started small in 2004 with Goldendale, White Salmon, Stevenson, The Dalles and Hood River libraries.  The program has gone from being checked out by a total of 32 families and individuals in 2004 to 340 families and individuals in 2009.  This may seem like a lot of people to admit free to the museum, but Maryhill is committed to seeing that there is access to their museum for everyone, regardless of income.  This year Libraries of Eastern Oregon, with funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has partnered with Maryhill Museum to bring the free pass program to libraries in the LEO system.