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Manitowoc County Historical Society to Participate in Blue Star Museums

May 18, 2018
Manitowoc County Historical Society to Participate in Blue Star Museums
 
 
The Manitowoc County Historical Society is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
 
The Manitowoc County Historical Society announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
 
“Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community—whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”
 
“As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another, or reconnecting with a parent who has returned from deployment, Blue Star Museums helps service members and their families create memories,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Blue Star Families has great appreciation for the generosity of the museums across the country who roll out the red carpet for the families who serve alongside their service members. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.”
 
 
About Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.
 
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), 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.
Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums.
 
About the Manitowoc County Historical Society
Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a 60-acre outdoor interpretive museum of local history featuring over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County's early settlers.  The museum’s Welcome Center features a research library as well as exhibits on stories of the community’s past. 
 
For more information about the Manitowoc County Historical Society, contact the museum at (920) 684 – 4445 or visit ManitowocCountyHistory.org.  The Manitowoc County Historical Society - Pinecrest Historical Village is located just 3 miles west of exit #152 on I-43, Highway JJ/Waldo Blvd, between Sheboygan and Green Bay at 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc.
 
Contact:
Amy Meyer, Executive Director
(920) 684- 4445