The National Music Museum (NMM) at the University of South Dakota announced this week that First Bank & Trust, Member of Fishback Financial Corporation, is the museum�s first �Free Fridays� admission sponsor.
On July 1, 2011, the NMM�s Board of Trustees instituted a new, paid admission schedule to help support the museum�s ongoing operational expenses. On all days, with the exception of �Free Fridays� and special evening events, admission is now charged for adults ($10), with reduced rates for senior citizens, adult tour groups,and active military ($8). Children and youth up to age 18 will be admitted at no charge. All current NMM members, as well as all USD students, faculty and staff, are welcome to visit the NMM at any time � free of charge.
First Bank & Trust�s participation in the NMM�s new sponsorship program enables all visitors free and full access to the NMM�s world-class collections and programming every Friday throughout the month of September.
�The NMM�s Board of Trustees and professional staff are honored by First Bank & Trust�s sponsorship of the NMM. Their support is a tangible reminder of the Fishback family�s long-standing commitment to facilitate and encourage the public�s involvement in and appreciation of Vermillion�s unique cultural and educational institutions,� according to Margaret Downie Banks, Interim Executive Director.
First Bank & Trust is part of the Fishback Financial Corporation (FFC), a bank holding company with more than $1.5 billion in assets. FFC has been family owned for over 128 years and has 17 bank locations along the I-29 corridor in eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota.