Eleven Kentucky museums offer free admission to active duty military personnel and families
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Eleven Kentucky museums are offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as part of the Blue Star Museums Initiative, a national partnership between more than 700 museums across the nation, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families.
Active duty military personnel and/or immediate family members are admitted free by showing a Geneva Conventions CAC Card, a DD Form 1173 or a DD Form 1173-1 at the admissions desk of participating museums.
The participating Kentucky museums are:
"America's museums are proud to join the rest of the country in thanking our military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice," said National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman. "I cannot imagine a better way to do that than welcoming them in to explore and enjoy the extraordinary cultural heritage our museums present."
The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, The Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts.
Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life with civilian community and leaders. Membership includes spouses, kids, parents, service members, veterans and civilians.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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