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Behringer-Crawford offers free admission for military families as part of Blue star Museums program

Active-duty military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission to Behringer-Crawford Museum this summer as part of the 10th annual Blue Star Museums program.

 The 2019 program launches on this Saturday, May 18, Armed Forces Day, and ends on Sunday, September 1.

It 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. 

“We are proud and pleased to offer our military families an opportunity to relax together, have fun and learn about Northern Kentucky’s heritage,” Laurie Risch, BCM executive director said. 

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.

Blue Star Families  builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support.

Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members. 

This year’s participating organizations include fine art, science, history, and children’s museums, as well as zoos, aquariums, gardens, and more. Military can find the list of other participating museums here.

The National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts.

Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to celebrate the tenth summer of collaborating with Blue Star Families, Department of Defense, and especially the more than 2,000 museums across our nation that make this program possible, ” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as Behringer-Crawford Museum are providing wonderful opportunities for military families to share a memorable experience together this summer.”

Behringer-Crawford Museum celebrates the unique arts, heritage and culture of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley.

For more information, call 859-491-4003, email info@bcmuseum.org or click here.

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