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Posted on: June 2, 2022

County Executive Meyer announces Rockwood Park and Museum partnership with Art-Reach’s ACCESS

NEW CASTLE – Today, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced Rockwood Park & Museum a partnership with the nonprofit Art-Reach to create more accessible programming.

 

Rockwood Park & Museum will be included in the list of ACCESS Card Partners, an initiative launched by Art-Reach in 2014. ACCESS is a public initiative that empowers those individuals and families who come from low-income households, or those with disabilities, to engage with arts and culture in the Greater Philadelphia region at a rate they can afford. The new ACCESS-Delaware program is extending this empowering program to cultural institutions within the First State.

 

For the low-cost of $2 per person, individuals with an ACCESS Card can attend various arts and cultural organizations including the Franklin Institute, Longwood Gardens, the Wilma Theater, the Please Touch Museum, and now Rockwood Park & Museum. Thousands of ACCESS Cardholders engage with the program every month, and Cardholders can bring up to four people with them for their visit. ACCESS provides opportunities by removing the financial barrier to access to the arts for many in the area. One ACCESS Cardholder, when asked about the program, said, “I love the arts but can rarely afford to attend events. Since I’m not eligible for Medicaid etc., but on a fixed disability income this is a great opportunity.”

 

“Rockwood Park & Museum made the decision to become an ACCESS Partner because its mission aligns with Art-Reach, which is to create, advocate for and expand accessible opportunities in the arts so the full spectrum of society is served. ACCESS programs serve over 200,000 people a year in Greater Philadelphia. Art-Reach believes that Art is a Human Right and they are here to make the arts accessible to everyone with partners like Rockwood.

 

ACCESS cardholders will be able to not only get discount Rockwood Museum admission but will also receive discounts on specialty tours at Rockwood Park & Museum such as Gothic Fantasy: Mansion and Landscape Architecture Tour, Rockwood’s Historic Structure Tour, Apothecary Walking Tour, Growing in the Conservatory: The Botanical Collection.  ACCESS cardholders will also get discounts on wellness and family programs such as Rockwood Guided Meditation, Kids & Family Yoga, Story Time & Crafts and Treasure Tots. You can find out more information about these programs and register at rockwood.org.

 

ACCESS cardholders should use Art-Reach2022 at checkout and present your ACCESS Card at the door to receive the discount.  

 

Rockwood Park & Museum is operated by New Castle County and is located at 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809. www.rockwood.org.

 

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