Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FREE Walt Disney Family Museum - Wednesday (Dec. 5), museum admission is FREE!

This large Gallery explores Walt Disney’s use of the new medium of television and his innovative Disneyland theme park. (Photos by The Walt Disney Family Museum.)

His story is told at The Walt Disney Family Museum, a dizzying collection that spans Disney’s Midwest farm childhood to his groundbreaking animated feature “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and visionary concept of Disneyland to his death in 1966.

On Wednesday (Dec. 5), museum admission is free of charge thanks to a sponsorship by PG&E on the 111th anniversary of Disney’s birth. Hours are extended that day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Special events will include live sketching demonstrations, a self-guided scavenger hunt and screenings of a Dick Van Dyke-narrated documentary profiling Disney.

“We are fortunate to have such diverse artistic, enlightening and informative centers in the Bay Area — like the Walt Disney Family Museum — and we want to ensure they can be enjoyed by the full community,” Garrett said.

The 40,000-square-foot museum opened in 2009 in a historic brick building in San Francisco’s Presidio. Many visitors ask why the nonprofit museum is located in Northern California and not in Southern California, the home of Disneyland.

                        The Walt Disney Family Museum, which includes 10 galleries arranged in chronological order, opened in 2009 in the Presidio in San Francisco.
                 From 1928, these are the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse that Walt Disney created after losing the rights to a character he had helped develop.

                    Diane Disney Miller, pictured at right with her younger sister Sharon and her father, says she hopes museum visitors leave knowing more about Walt Disney the man.

Read More: http://www.pgecurrents.com/2012/12/03/san-francisco-pge-hosts-free-day-at-walt-disney-family-museum/

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