From October 6, 2020 through December 31, 2020, the Mayor of Shelby County, Tennessee, the Honorable Mayor Lee Harris, has made available his "901 Student Passport" program to all Shelby County school students free family field trips to 8 Shelby County museums, including the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. In light of the covid pandemice, cancelled field trips and education limitations, many students whose classrooms regularly visit Rock 'n' Soul are limited from doing so. Now, the Mayor's "901 Student Passport" program makes visits possible.
Any school-aged student in Shelby County, regardless of assigned school district, can download and print their passport at www.901StudentPassport.com or can pick up a free passport from their local public library. That passport entitles the student and guardian one free visit to each museum between Oct. 6 and Dec. 31, 2020, including the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, the Fire Museum of Memphis, the Pink Palace Museum, the National Civil Rights Museum, Lichterman Nature Center, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, and Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. Students who complete their passport by receiving a stamp from each location will earn a special reward from County Mayor Lee Harris.
Free "901 Student Passport" visits by Shelby County students and guardian can be used any Wednesday through Sunday, between the regular Rock 'n' Soul business hours of 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
“Arts, history, and culture are critical to the fabric of our community," said Mayor Harris. "We want to support museums and galleries, expose our virtual learners to cultural experiences, and ensure that more residents have an opportunity to enjoy the arts, even during a pandemic. Each of these locations is a cultural asset in our community. They have all taken additional steps to ensure the safe operation of their facilities, and they are all ready to welcome our youth and their parents.”
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