Three UNL museums to participate in Blue Star program

Three UNL museums to participate in Blue Star program

University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall
Greg Nathan | University Communications
University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall

The University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall, International Quilt Study Center and Museum, and Sheldon Museum of Art are three of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

The three museums will offer free admission to active duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museum program. The complete list of participating museums is available here.

"Blue Star Museums has grown into a nationally recognized program that service members and their families look forward to each year," said Kathy Roth-Douquet, Blue Star Families chief executive officer. "It helps bring our local military and civilian communities together, and offers families fun and enriching activities in their hometowns. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers."

The free admission program is available to anyone with a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in the free-admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, contact the museum directly.