Free Admission on September 22, 2018 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket

MOBILE, Ala., September 11, 2018 – The Condé-Charlotte Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. More than 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

“This is a natural theme for the Condé-Charlotte Museum because the museum is owned and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama, an organization made up exclusively of women celebrating our country’s outstanding women leaders, both past and present” director Mary Lee Montgomery said. A few of those pioneering Colonial Dames include:

  • Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America
  • S. Congresswomen Lindy Boggs, Elizabeth Dole and Nancy Kassebaum
  • Emily Warren Roebling, construction supervisor of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Ellen Glasgow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of In This Our Life
  • Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Ph.D., one of the developers of computer language COBOL
  • Ruth Patrick, Ph.D., clean water activist and authority, recipient of the National Medal of Science
  • Anne Wright Phillips, founder and director of the National Smoke, Fire and Burn Institute

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at the Condé-Charlotte Museum on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per e-mail address. A list of all participating museums may be found at


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