The Blue Star Museum program allows any active duty military member, and up to 5 family members to attend the attractions free from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The program features over 17 Buffalo area museums, and more than 130 statewide.
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From the NEA, Here's their announcement about program
NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the fifth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.
As we kick off our fifth year of Blue Star Museums, more museums than ever are part of this military appreciation program,” said Shigekawa. “Together with Blue Star Families and more than 2,000 museums, we are proud to help connect military families with the cultural resources in their communities.”
“Blue Star Museums has grown into a nationally recognized program that service members and their families look forward to each year,” said Roth-Douquet. “It helps bring our local military and civilian communities together, and offers families fun and enriching activities in their home towns. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.”
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 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), 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. 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 participating museums and plan your trip, visit arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.
All summer long, Blue Star Museums will share stories through social media. Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #BlueStarMuse, on Facebook, and read the NEA Art Works blog for weekly stories on participating museums and exhibits.
“It helps bring our local military and civilian communities together, and offers families fun and enriching activities in their home towns. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.” she said.
SEE: THE ENTIRE NEW YORK STATE LIST HERE
SEE: PARTICIPATING MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS NATIONWIDE State-By-State
Buffalo Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Burchfield Penney Art Center
The Buffalo History Museum
Holland Land Office Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum
Explore & More a children's museum
Millard Fillmore Presidential Site
Elma Town of Elma Museum / Elma Historical Society, Inc.
Erie Canal Discovery Center
The History Center
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
North Tonawanda History Museum
St. Bonaventure The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University