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May 3, 2016

Museums Make Our Community a Better Place
International Museum DayResidents can share their love of museums and help Chandler celebrate International Museum Day on May 18

This month, the Chandler Museum is joining thousands of museums around the world to raise awareness of the important role museums serve in communities by promoting cultural exchange, enrichment and development of mutual understanding. To demonstrate support for local museums Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will proclaim May 18, 2016, as International Museum Day in Chandler during the City Council study session on May 9.

“The museums of today are more than places that collect artifacts and archive the history of a place or time,” says Jody Crago, Chandler Museum Administrator.  “Museums, like the Chandler Museum, are also places for protecting and enhancing their community’s story with discovery and conversation.”

On Wednesday, May 18, the Chandler Museum will place traveling exhibits at several locations, including Chandler City Hall, Downtown Chandler Public Library and outside the Chandler Museum, which is located at the historic McCullough-Price House, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive (across from Chandler Fashion Center).

Visitors to the Chandler Museum that day will be asked to share their thoughts on an “I Love Museums” poster, take a selfie and add their statements to a wall collage filled with statements from others in the community.

“Museums help launch important dialogue,” continues Crago. “Whether it is a serious historic event like that of Japanese internment or a scientific look at solar power in our region today and in the past. We are hoping that those who interact with Chandler Museum and its programs are inspired to talk about their experience. Perhaps they will gain a new perspective on the place where they work and live.”

Chandler Museum has three places where people can learn more about their region: the historic McCullough-Price House, Tumbleweed Ranch (located in Tumbleweed Park) and online at
For more on International Museum Day and to print out the “I Love Museums” sign for your selfie, visit

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