Second community day gearing up for September 28

Mint and partner PNC prepare to welcome the public for free activities

The Mint Museum has joined with PNC for its second community day, coming up Saturday, September 28 with a roster of free activities and free general admission to both Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. (Non-members still must pay admission fees if they wish to visit Inventing the Modern World at Mint Museum Uptown).

Family-friendly hands-on activities will occur from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road. They include zumba, a bilingual musical performance and storytime, West African music and movement, and art activities. Click here for a full schedule of activities.

“The Mint is grateful to PNC and our other corporate sponsors and partners for their leadership and their recognition of the important role that cultural institutions such as the Mint play in this community,” said Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, President & CEO of the Mint. “These events further the Mint’s ongoing commitment to being an accessible and relevant resource.”

PNC’s sponsorship is part of the financial company’s “Grow Up Great” initiative. Founded by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., PNC Grow Up Great, and PNC Crezca con Éxito form a bilingual, $350 million, multi-year initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children – particularly underserved children – from birth to age five for success in school and life.

“PNC has a long history of supporting organizations that strengthen and enrich the lives of our communities,” said Weston Andress, PNC Regional President, Western Carolina. “We understand that a rich arts community and a focus on healthy living is an important part of making the region attractive for businesses, residents and visitors.”

The day coincides with a national free museum admission day established by Smithsonian Magazine, called Museum Day Live! Each year on Museum Day Live!, visitors to participating museums may receive two free adult admissions if they print out a voucher from the Smithsonian website. However, thanks to the support of PNC, the Mint will not require visitors to present vouchers and will automatically grant free admission at both locations.

The Mint’s first community day, sponsored by Novant Health with additional support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, was held in June.


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