Calling All Isabellas

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I've heard that the Gardner Museum in Boston has a special program for anyone named Isabella. Can you tell me what that's all about?

Calling All Isabellas

If you are visiting Boston (or even if you live here) and your name is Isabella, you are definitely in luck. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, one of the most delightful museums anywhere, has what they call “The Isabellas Free...Forever” admissions policy. Isabellas, with proper identification,are given general admission tickets for free whenever they visit – for life. “Isabelle” with an “e” and “Isabela” with one “l” doesn't make the cut. Nor, obviously, does Izzy. Has to be “Isabella”. Adding to the fun, the museum also hosts a “Calling all Isabellas” day every year, usually in April. With more than 350 celebrants, this is a grand collection of Isabellas from all over who, with their families, attend an exclusive party in the museum's beautiful courtyard. Isabellas can bring up to four friends or relatives. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located at 280 The Fenway, right across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 am-5 pm. Telephone: 617-278-5156.



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