The Stickley Museum is proud to once again join with other museums across the country in honoring our nation’s service men and women. Along with the other 2,000 Blue Star Museums we are offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day.
Executive Director Heather Stivison says, “The Stickley Museum has been a Blue Star Museum since the program’s inception. We are proud to participate with other museums across the nation as a way to express our appreciation for our country’s service men and women and their families who are sacrificing so much for our country.”
We are among 31 participating sites in New Jersey, and over 2,000 museums across the country. The effort to recruit museums has involved partnerships with the American Alliance 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. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and 75 children’s museums. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after completing a military move.
About Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. Please see the chart of the acceptable IDs (PDF). Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning.
All summer long, Blue Star Museums will share stories through social media. Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter (#BlueStarMuse), on Facebook, and read the Blue Star Blog for profiles of participating museums, stories about military families, and tips on getting the most out of your visit.