Bank donation to allow museum to open for free on King Day

The African American Museum in Philadelphia will be able to offer free admission on Martin Luther King Day on Monday thanks to a $25,000 donation from Citizens Bank.

The museum, which is at 701 Arch Street, will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. A complete list of special events and performances can be found at the museum’s  Web site,

“Citizens Bank is proud and honored to commemorate Dr. King's legacy by once again sponsoring free admission at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.”  Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, Citizens Bank president and CEO for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, said in announcing the donation.