In Focus: Austin Museum Day 2017


Heritage Travel

By Rob Hodges, THC Communications Project Coordinator

Photo at Austin Toy Museum by @fitlovingmommaIt’s almost time for the 20th annual Austin Museum Day, the free day of discovery at about 40 museums in the greater Austin area. Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership (AMP), this year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 17.

The THC is proud to participate once again by co-presenting the Austin Museum Day Instagram Contest. Museum Day attendees can show off all the cool things they encounter at museums and have a chance to win guest passes, gift shop items, publications, and more. To enter the contest, complete these simple steps:

  1. Follow @TxHistComm and @austinmuseums on Instagram.
  2. Take a photograph at one of the participating Austin Museum Day institutions.
  3. Post it to your Instagram (make sure your profile is public!).
  4. Tag the participating institution and #MuseumDay2017.

Multiple submissions are allowed. The contest closes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 17; submissions posted after 9 p.m. will not be included. A total of three winners—1st through 3rd places—will be selected by a panel of judges that include staff from the THC and AMP. Prizes to be announced. Winners will be announced the week following the contest.

Each year we look forward to seeing all the wonderful photos captured by Austin Museum Day attendees—and last year’s submissions were no exception. Check out the top 20 gallery below.

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Photo Gallery

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