Our Group Sales tours and workshops remain strong. Every day, I see the excitement as groups of school kids of all ages explore the Museum. There have been several adult groups as well.
The Museum is seeing more visitors every day and that means more people are finding out about us and the unique “walk in the shoes” experience we provide. Close to 700 people visited during our first Family Fun Day.
We also hosted dozens of furloughed federal workers by providing free admission for them during the recent government shut down. It was a small gesture on our part, but one that will hopefully benefit us many times over as these federal workers return to the Museum with families and friends.
We also had a great turnout for our recent 2019 kickoff to our Conversation Series with a panel discussion on Predictive Policing. Our Education and Programs teams continue to provide engaging and thought-provoking programs on topics relevant to the communities in which we live and work.
If you haven’t visited us recently, you’ll also be pleased to know that we now have a café stocked with fresh sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Visitors may pay for their purchases using a credit card or by buying a café card from Visitors Services.
National Police Week is coming up in May. We know that this may be the first opportunity that many of you will have to visit the Museum. I encourage you to purchase tickets early, especially if you plan to visit with a group of co-workers, family or friends, as we anticipate large crowds visiting the Museum during this time.
As always, I thank you for your support of the Museum and look forward to seeing you there soon.
David L. Brant
Category: Message from the Executive Director