For Immediate Release
Monday, March 1, 2021
Contact: Mark Ard
Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Invites the Public to Celebrate Perseverance and Creativity of Museums in Florida During Fifth Annual March of Museums
Florida Department of State and museums statewide partner to share variety and versatility of museums
Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee invites the public to celebrate museums during the fifth annual March of Museums. The 2021 celebration focuses on the ingenuity and creativity of Florida’s museums over the past year. March of Museums is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State throughout the month of March that celebrates the diversity of Florida’s museums and the many benefits they provide to local communities.
“During the past year, museums around the state have found new and innovative ways to handle closures, reduced visitation and other challenges,” said Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee. “We hope March of Museums offers museums an additional avenue to reach not only their own patrons, but people far outside their own walls and communities. Using technology, virtual content and more, programs and resources that were once available only to locals or visitors to the area can now be accessed by people statewide and beyond.”
The department is hosting MarchofMuseums.com, which offers a listing and map of museums by region, highlights the mission or collections of each institution, and offers a calendar of events taking place during the month of March. All are encouraged to use #MarchofMuseums on social media platforms to share pictures and/or anecdotes from their favorite Florida museum visit experience.