Nicollet County Historical Society Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

    February 17th, 2023

    Museums for All to increase the accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources

    Saint Peter, MN —Today, the Nicollet County Historical Society announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting the E. St. Julien Cox House and Treaty Site History Center for free, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 850 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of the Nicollet County Historical Society’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.

    Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raises public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 850 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    About the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)

    The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) champions children’s museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 16 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at

    About the Nicollet County Historical Society (NCHS)

    The Nicollet County Historical Society was organized on August 22, 1928. Since then, we’ve been gathering, preserving, and sharing the varied history of the people, places, and events that have shaped Nicollet County. We’re a community asset and leader engaging and educating the public and fostering an appreciation of Nicollet County History. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook.