Museum Advocacy Day 2011: Washington, DC

This year's Museum Advocacy Day drew 310 museum representatives from 46 states to Washington to speak with Senators and Congressmen about the importance of museums and museum funding.  In two days, 250 visits were made on the Hill.

D. Stephen Elliott, President of the New York State Historical Association and Farmers' Museum (Cooperstown) and MANY Vice President, speaks at a Museum Advocacy Day session. NY Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-21)receives recognition for his support of museums from AAM President Ford Bell. Steve Elliott thanks Congressman Tonko for his work on behalf of NYS museums. Next year's Museum Advocacy Day is scheduled for February 27-28, 2012.