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Museum Day Live! Comes to Dey Mansion

The Dey Mansion Museum, Wayne, NJ, Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!

Free Admission on September 23, 2017, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket

(Wayne, NJ) – The Dey Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live ticket.Museum Day Hours of Operation: Tours are on the hour between 10:00am-4:00pm (last tour leaves at 4:00pm)

“The Dey Mansion is a historic gem in the County of Passaic. We have invested millions of dollars in restoring the mansion and the grounds to its original historic design,” said Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara. “We have been expanding access to our museum as well, including a virtual tour through Google Expeditions. This will allow even more people to experience the history and heritage of our great country.”

The Dey Mansion is a Historic House Museum curated to provide the visitor an experience of stepping back in time. As you walk through the front door you are transported back to the Colonial Era and the home of Col. Theunis Dey in the year 1780, when it served as General George Washington’s Headquarters.

Live demonstrations by a blacksmith, weavers and more will be on-going throughout the day!

Bring a lunch and enjoy the picnic area and gardens!

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. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

This year, Museum Day Live will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. TK Museum will be able to utilize the Smithsonian material based lesson plans to enhance the Museum Day Live experience.

The Museum Day Live ticket is available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

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About Smithsonian Media

Smithsonian Media is comprised of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, Air &Space magazine, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 20 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually. ( /

For More Information on The Dey Mansion and our participation in Museum Day Live! Please call 973-706-6640 or email us


Kristin Stiles I High10 Media, for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! 1212-918-2026