Absorb some culture on Free Museum Day
The city's arts and cultural scene will be on display Saturday with "ArtsAlive 2010" with Free Museum Day.
Admission is free at eight museums or cultural attractions — the Dalí Museum, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Florida Holocaust Museum, Great Explorations Children's Museum, Morean Arts Center and Hot Shop, Museum of Fine Arts, the Pier Aquarium and St. Petersburg Museum of History. Participating venues will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Patrons can hop on the Downtown Looper Trolley for 25 cents or free with a coupon available at BayWalk's information booth. The trolley will operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, a one-day free shuttle will originate from BayWalk to Great Explorations, Morean Arts Center and the Woodson Museum, also operating between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For information, visit stpete.org/artsalive.
Walking tour will explore 22nd Street
The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will sponsor a walking tour of historic 22nd Street S at 10 a.m. Oct. 2. The two-hour tour will discuss the street's importance and tell the story of African-Americans in St. Petersburg. The tour will be led by Woodson board member Jon Wilson, a retired St. Petersburg Times journalist who has co-authored two books on the city's African-American history. The tour will begin at the museum at 2240 Ninth Ave. S. The cost is $10 per person and includes a soul food lunch. Free parking. Call the museum at (727) 323-1104, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail Jon Wilson at email@example.com.