Blue Star Museums Offer Free Admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012
Blue Star Museums program is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.
The program runs from Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Active-duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active-duty Reserve members. NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman believes that the Blue Star Museum initiative “is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community.”
The following museums are participating in the Blue Star Museums program:
Worcester Historical Museumhttp://www.worcesterhistory.org
30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Willard House and Clock
11 Willard Street, North Grafton, MA 01520
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
The Museum of Russian
203 Union Street, Clinton, Massachusetts 01510
The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.