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September 06, 2013

Final Post: Dayton Art Institute

Posted 06:57AM on September 06 2013 by MIchelle VanHuss | User Comments (17) Tags: Blue star families, Blue star museums, Dayton art institute, Michelle van huss, Nea

<Sigh>  Blue Star Museums has concluded for yet another astonishing year!  One final post for you ... and then we'll see you next summer! 

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May 14, 2013

Countdown to Blue Star Museums

Posted 15:29PM on May 14 2013 by Molly Blake | User Comments (249) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Molly Blake | Tags: Blue star families, Blue star museums, Nea

Just six days until Blue Star Museums hosts a kick off event to celebrate our fourth year!  The Way Cool Creativity Contest is back and this year we are hosting a blogger passport post off (cash prizes!) for museum goers.  Check it out!  And then on Memorial Day, start your Blue Star Museum engines! 

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September 28, 2012

Blue Star Theatres Launches

Posted 09:40AM on September 28 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (4357) Tags: Blue star theatres, Nea, Tcg

Blue Star Theatres launches today, with over twenty theatres nationwide offering unique opportunities for military service members and their families. Check out this amazing new program! 

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September 18, 2012

Blue Star Museums Concludes for the Summer

Posted 12:14PM on September 18 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (25) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, Nea

All good things must come to an end ... Blue Star Museums has concluded for the summer but what a summer it was. Here's a quick wrap up.  Thanks to the NEA and all who supported this incredible program! 

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September 05, 2012

Labor Day at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Posted 08:00AM on September 05 2012 by Janine Boldrin | User Comments (91) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, Janine boldrin, Nea

Blue Star Families Chapter Director Janine Boldrin received a special gift this past Labor Day weekend ... and got a giggle out of it too.  Find out what happened! 

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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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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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September 07, 2010

Blue Star Museums - What a Great Summer!

by Kathy Roth-Douquet

What a summer this has been for military families, thanks to the Blue Star Museum program! My kids and I travelled up the east coast late June through early August, stopping at museums along the way. The exhibits themselves were wonderful, great for any American family. But there was something very special for us as a military family, in every place that we went. We felt welcome, and even more, we felt reflected in what we saw.

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August 26, 2010

Blue Star Families Hits BlogHer, NYC and the Museum of Modern Art

Posted 14:19PM on August 26 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (19) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Conferences, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Blogher10, Blue star museums, Museum of modern art, Nea, New york

Last week, bloggers from all over the country and beyond gathered in New York for the annual BlogHer convention.  So, of course, Blue Star Families was there! This was my third BlogHer.  I attended in 2007 and 2008 but I skipped the conference last year to get in a quick romantic vacation with my husband without the kids!  (Who can turn that down?)

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June 02, 2010

Museums Make the World Bigger

Posted 23:09PM on June 02 2010 by Kathy Roth-Douquet | User Comments (1) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Kathy Roth-Douquet | Tags: Blue star museums, Nea

At the event announcing Blue Star Museums in San Diego on May 24, we stood on the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art, which sported a banner for their exhibit of Greek antiquities that said "Heroes." That struck me as appopriate, because on that day Rocco Landesman and the NEA and the Blue Star Museums were - and are -- my heroes. This program of free museums for military families over the summer is just extraordinary.

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