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Salute to Distinction Award Winner: Amse Heck

November 17, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military families and further the Blue Star Families mission within their respective communities. It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 Salute to Distinction Quarter 3 Award Winner: Amse Heck, Chapter Director, Washington DC. Amse’s nominators repeatedly commented […]

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NEW YORK: A CITY UNITED

November 1, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Story by Nygel Jones September 11th | 3 Years Old The World Trade Center has always had a special place in my heart. From the time I had first visited the plaza months prior to the tragic Tuesday morning that claimed the lives of thousands, I always felt a significant connection to the site. I […]

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Year Round Fun at NYC Children’s Museum

November 1, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Looking for something fun to do in NYC with your family? Stop by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY, 212-721-1223). Admission is free for Blue Star Families all year round! The Museum delights visitors with five floors of excitement and learning. Our PlayWorks™ exhibit is designed […]

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The Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido

August 29, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Come out and join BSF for a fun-filled family day. Kids will take part in story time with museum staff and complete an art project around the event’s theme of “Healthy Eating.”

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Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido

August 29, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF at the Children’s Discovery Museum for complimentary admission and a fun day learning about healthy eating!

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Art Museums – They’re Not Just For The Artsy!

August 22, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Our Blue Star Families Community Engagement & Training Manager, Leah Love, recently visited one of the many Blue Star Museums that offers FREE admission to Military Families! Read about her experience to the Art Institute of Chicago!   Once when I was 8 years old, my parents dragged me to an art museum in France. […]

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A Visit to the University of Alabama’s Paul W Bryant Museum

August 1, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

“I’d like people to remember me as a winner because I ain’t never been nothing but a winner.” This quote from Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is spot on looking around this museum.  If you are a fan of college football, you must experience the Paul W Bryant Museum on the campus of the University of Alabama.  I […]

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Blue Star Museums- National Building Museum- DC

August 1, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF for admission to the National Building Museum’s summer installation for two hours with a valid military ID.Join BSF for admission to the National Building Museum’s summer installation for two hours with a valid military ID.

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Blue Star Museums- Museum of Contemporary Art- Jacksonville, FL

August 1, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF at the Museum of Contemporary Art for their Art Fusion event! You and your family members will create two pieces of art centered around the military!

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

July 19, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Hello, I’m Cameron and I want to share my awesome trip to a Blue Star Museum. My family and I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with my Nana (who I haven’t seen in 2 years!). The trip was super fun with lots of things to explore. The first exhibit we saw […]

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