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Blue Star Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Families

Blue Star Museums offer free admission for U.S. active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, through Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015.

A collaboration amongst the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the United States, the free admission includes, at this writing, more than 200 museums across New England.

Some familiar museums in New England participating:
Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, Conn.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Conn.
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Mass.
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, N.H.
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H.
Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, N.H.
International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, Newport, R.I.
Slater Mill, Pawtucket, R.I.
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt.
Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, Vt.

Log onto the National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star Museum page for more information and updates.

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