Provided by City of Lubbock
Now through Sunday, May 13, 2012 the Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum are participating in National Travel and Tourism Week, presented by VISIT Lubbock. Patrons will be able to buy one general admission and receive a second general admission for free at both museums. Where ever the tickets are bought, patrons will be able to use the tickets to get into the other museum for free.
The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. Localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel. It was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Ronald Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with "the appropriate ceremonies and activities." Since its establishment, the U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies.