Friday, September 7, 2018

World of Little League® Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day Live! Celebration

Visitors will receive free admission on September 22 with a downloadable Museum Day Live! ticket.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (September 7, 2018) – The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will be providing free entry on Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day Live!

The initiative involves museums throughout the United States emulating the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. Visitors are required to download a Museum Day Live! ticket, which can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay.

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are.


“Participating in Museum Day Live! is an opportunity for the World of Little League Museum to be involved on a national level,” said Lance Van Auken, Little League Vice President and Executive Director of the World of Little League Museum. "Museums are a vital part of our culture, and they help to preserve our heritage. TheWorld of Little League Museum is how we tell the storied history of our program and we look forward to welcoming our guests on this special day."

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present the ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on that Saturday. Only one ticket per email is permitted. Additional information about Museum Day Live 2018 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions is available at the same site.

About the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store
The World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern  Museum and Official Store, located at 525 Montgomery Pike (U.S. Route 15), is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. General admission is $5, children (ages 5 through 12) are $2, and senior citizens (ages 62 and older) are $3. Children four years and younger are admitted free of charge, as well as any Little Leaguer wearing a uniform shirt that includes the Little League official shoulder patch. Additional information about the museum, events and its inclement weather schedule can be found atLittleLeagueMuseum.org or by contacting the Museum at 570-326-3607. Follow World of Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeagueMuseum) and Twitter (twitter.com/LLBMuseum). Visitors of Lycoming County are also encouraged to visit the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau website, www.vacationpa.com, or call toll-free, 1-800-358-9900.

About Little League®
Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including public officials, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, and follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).