The Hartford Museum Passport is designed to be carried by public school children in Hartford, CT and stamped by the city's museums. The passport will be printed and distributed to 7th and 8th graders in Hartford Public Schools (pending approval). At the end of a passport carrier's visit, each participating museum will stamp and endorse the passport.
The primary goal for the project is increasing museum attendance among children, particularly those who wouldn't otherwise be compelled to visit Hartford's valuable cultural institutions. This tool will give students literal ownership over their cultural education, a record of their experiences and yet another reason to visit the city's museums.
In backing the project, you are investing in Hartford's youth and cultural institutions. Plus, you get to enjoy your very own copy of the passport and get it stamped at each of the participating museums.
Participating museums thus far include:
Butler McCook House & Garden
Charter Oak Cultural Center
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Science Center
CRRA Trash Museum
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Mark Twain House
Old State House
Real Art Ways
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Talks are ongoing with other institutions to secure their inclusion.
Backing the project and promoting it to others, especially through your social networks, is the best way to help it succeed. Please share it on Facebook, Tweet it, and drop it into every conversation you can! Example:
Them: The weather has been so hot lately.
You: Hey, know what else is hot? That Hartford Museum Passport!
You can also attend the Hartford Museum Passport Party from 4pm - 7pm on Thursday, June 2, at La Paloma Sabanera Coffee House in Hartford, CT. See a prototype of the passport, try your hand at stamping and engage in Hartford-related discourse with other like-minded souls.
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