Monday, 13. May 2013 18:39 | Author:admin
The 2013 Blue Star Museums program will kick off on May 21, just one week from today. Now in its fourth year, the Blue Star Museums program offers free admission to more than 1,800 museums around the country to active duty military members and their families. Participating museums can be found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa. It began with 600 museums in 2010, and added 627 museums in 2012 alone. The summer program will begin with a kickoff party to be held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Blue Star Families has partnered with a number of national service organizations including the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Children’s Museums, the American Association of State and Local History and the Association of Science-Technology Centers to grow and bring publicity to the program.
Connie Milstein serves as a member of the Blue Star Families Board of Directors. She is also a resident of Washington, D.C., home to four museums participating in the Blue Star Museums program and 18 Smithsonian museums that are always free to the public. Visit the National Endowment for the Arts website to see participating museums near you.