‘2nd Saturday’ in Georgetown has stamp of approval

GEORGETOWN – An initiative launched last year to showcase Georgetown’s rich history and entice community unity with free admission to local museums has the stamp of approval for 2016 – with some new twists.

The 2nd Saturday Stamp Tour will kick off its once-a-month, five-month run on Saturday, May 14.

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It is presented by the Community Organizations of Georgetown Nonprofit Alliance, which was known last year as the Georgetown Nonprofit Alliance.

This year, seven museums/organizations are participating, one more than 2015’s First Saturday in Georgetown campaign.

Newcomer Union Lodge 3 of the International Order of Odd Fellows joins six returnees: Delaware Aviation Museum, Treasures of the Sea at Delaware Technical Community College, Masonic Lodge, Old Train Station, Old Sussex Courthouse and Marvel Carriage Museum.

On the second Saturday from May through September, these museums and organizations will open their doors free to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates for 2nd Saturday in Georgetown are May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10.

Docents and members of these organizations will be on hand to provide tours and answer questions.

In addition, there are special discount incentives at select locations for patrons who provide proof of a stamp from one of the museums.

Arena’s at the Airport, Georgetown Family Restaurant, The Brick Restaurant are offering a 10-percent discount as is the Marvel Carriage Museum gift shop. Also, 16 Mile Brewery is offering a 64-ounce for $8 to patrons with a stamp.

Discounts are good the day of museum tours.

Expectations are 2016 will follow last year’s successful debut.

“We had a very successful first year,” said Jim Bowden, an alliance member and president of Georgetown Historical Society. “We were honored by the mayor for being a player in the continued success of Georgetown, bringing people to the town.”

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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