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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces
Complimentary General Admission for the Remainder of February
Gallagher Insurance Offers Guests the Opportunity to visit
Museum for Free in Honor of Black History Month
CINCINNATI, OH. (February 12, 2019) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is offering guests individual complimentary general admission through Thursday, February 28, sponsored by Gallagher Insurance in honor of Black History Month. Complimentary general admission is good during regular operating hours, Sunday – Monday: Noon - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The individual complementary general admission will provide guests the opportunity to experience some of the Freedom 55 programming series, which commemorates the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer. Guests can also see highlighted museum features including Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu (closing March 1), Rosa Parks Experience – via a virtual reality headset – and explore the Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias Learning Lab.
“Gallagher understands how important our institution is to the community and wants everyone to have access to the powerful museum experiences we offer”, says National Underground Railroad Freedom Center President and COO, Dion Brown. “We thank Gallagher for their continued support in spreading awareness of our mission and we look forward to a strong partnership with them in the fight for freedom.”
The partnership is the latest in a growing network of organizations that Gallagher is supporting, which also includes the National African American Insurance Association and the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
“This contribution is intended to help increase awareness of the Center’s efforts and provide guests free access to this valuable learning opportunity,” says Gallagher CEO, Pat Gallagher. “Our sponsorship during Black History Month is a first step in what we consider an important long-term partnership with this organization.”
For more information about exhibits and programs at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.
About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org
, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org
About Gallagher Insurance
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 35 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.