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Free admission to Treasures of the Sea Exhibit Sept. 22

Lindsay Walter, a work-study docent, shares infomration on one of the attractions in Treasures of the Sea at Delaware Technical Community College. The exhibit is a collection of Spanish treasures from a 17th century shipwreck - the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which went down off the Florida coast on sept. 6, 1622 in a hurricane. Famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher searched for many years with the help of investors, which included Frank Perdue Sr. and Melvin Joseph Sr.

GEORGETOWN – Admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College is free on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of the Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live.

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is available next to the library building.

The Treasures of the Sea exhibit features treasures recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha.

Two local investors – the late Melvin Joseph Sr. and Frank Perdue Sr. – were instrumental in obtaining the collection through their backing of American treasure hunter Mel Fisher, best known for finding the 1622 wreck of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha.

To get your ticket for two free admissions, visit Smithsonianmag.com/museumday. The Treasures of the Sea will accept both printed and digital tickets.

For more information on the free admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit, call 259-6150.