Minnesota Blue Star Museums – Free Admission for Military Families – Summer 2019

Today, the Minnesota Historical Society announced that it will be participating in the Blue Star Museums program during the summer of 2019. This national program provides free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. The 2019 program launches on Saturday, May 18, (Armed Forces Day) and ends on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day).

This is pretty exciting news for military families, but even more exciting is that MHS is not alone. A quick check of the National Endowment for the Arts Website showed that there are over 40 participating museums in Minnesota and 16 in the Twin Cities Metro.

Who Can Participate in the Blue Star Museums Program?

This free admission program is available for anyone currently serving in the United States Military and up to five family members. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. But it also includes members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps. To take advantage of this offer, military personnel will need to show a form of military ID (Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card).

Twin Cities Metro Blue Star Museums

Northern Minnesota Blue Star Museums

Southern Minnesota Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums

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