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SHMM participating in Blue Star Museums

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HUNTSVILLE – The Sam Houston Memorial Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2022 program will launch Saturday, May 21, Armed Forces Day, and end Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide. The list of participating museums can be found at https://www.arts. gov/initiatives/blue-star-museums.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S., Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps—and up to five family members.

Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

“Participating in Blue Star Museums is a way for the museum to give back to the men and women who are serving our country and their families,” said Megan Buro, Marketing Manager at Sam Houston Memorial Museum. “This is an opportunity for the families to get to spend some time together making memories.”