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August 01, 2011

Blue Star Museums Now Number 1,500

Posted 13:23PM on August 01 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (0) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, National endowment for the arts, National endowment or the arts

Summer is still in full swing which means you still have time to visit the 1,500 Blue Star Museums located all across this great nation of ours.  Yep ... 1,500 ... Bravo to the arts community for supporting Military Families!

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June 15, 2011

Blue Star Museums and the Heritage Farm Museum

Posted 21:46PM on June 15 2011 by Blue Star Families | User Comments (36) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, Heritage farm museum, National endowment for the arts

We love to hear from our members about the programs they use and love.  Right now, we're in the middle of Season Two of Blue Star Museums.  We got this wonderful email from a member in Northern Virginia about their visit to the Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, Virginia....

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May 25, 2011

The Launch: Blue Star Museums in San Diego

I scanned the crowd gathered at the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art and thought what an eclectic bunch. I saw our wonderful military families and our supportive friends in the Arts community and the San Diego Mayor’s office. We were all there at Balboa Park for the launch of the 2011 Blue Star Museums program.

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May 23, 2011

Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet and NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, Announce the 2011 Launch of Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is back!  NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the second annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.

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April 13, 2011

Blue Star Families Chair Testifies Before Senate Armed Services Committee

Blue Star Families co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Kathy Roth-Douquet, is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee this afternoon.  Her testimony on the challenges facing military families follows.
Thank you, Senator Webb, Senator Graham, and members of the subcommittee for inviting us here to speak to you today.

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September 17, 2010

Thank you, Blue Star Museums!

Posted 21:59PM on September 17 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (8) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Stephanie Himel-Nelson, VIP | Tags: Blue star museums, National endowment for the arts, Nea

While the Blue Star Museums program ended on Labor Day, we'd like to say thank you to everyone who participated. The program was incredibly popular judging from the number of military families who took advantage of free museum admission this summer.  Check back in late October for an announcement about the future of Blue Star Museums in 2011...!

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July 01, 2010

Kids Art Contest: Blue Star Museums

Posted 20:54PM on July 01 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Contests, Julie Pippert | Tags: Art contest, Blue star museums, Military kids, National endowment for the arts

Enter our contest and send us artwork about your visit to a Blue Star Museum or artwork that is inspired by the Blue Star Museum program – winners receive a $500, $250 or $100 savings bond!

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June 30, 2010

Discovering the Austin Museum of Art: Blue Star Museums

Posted 21:03PM on June 30 2010 by Marianke Phillips | User Comments (6) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Guest Contributor | Tags: Austin museum of art, Blue star museums, National endowment for the arts

While visiting Austin last weekend with my husband, we stumbled upon the Austin Museum of Art. When we wanted to pay for our admission, the host there saw my husband’s U.S. Army hat, and asked if he was active military. The host offered us free admission as part of the Blue Star Museums Program.

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June 29, 2010

Top Six Reasons to Visit a Blue Star Museum on July 4th

Posted 21:19PM on June 29 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Julie Pippert | Tags: 4th of july, Blue star museums, Independence day, National endowment for the arts

Blue Star Families members on Facebook told us all the BEST reasons to visit a Blue Star Museum over the long weekend* and I let them know about a few fun things in their area:

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June 27, 2010

Hear ye, hear ye - Blue Star Families Free Museum Programme is a Great Success

Posted 21:32PM on June 27 2010 by Karen Francis | User Comments (13) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, Colonial williamsburg, National endowment for the arts

Last weekend, we spent a wonderful day exploring Colonial Williamsburg. The tickets for this attraction are NOT cheap, but thanks to the NEA and Blue Star Families, we got in FREE! It was very simple, we told the very nice lady that we were there to get the Blue Star Families tickets, showed our ID cards, she asked a couple of questions and voila, two tickets, for the entire weekend.

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