Maine Maritime Museum is a Blue Star Museum
May 21, 2013
BATH, ME, May 21, 2013 – Maine Maritime Museum is one of 28 museums and historic sites in Maine and more than 1,800 across America that will offer free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, as a participant in the Blue Star Museum program in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
This year, museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative. Participating museums in Maine cover the state from York to Presque Isle to Rangeley. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and 75 children’s museums.
“Blue Star Museums is something that service members and their families look forward to every year and we are thrilled with the continued growth of the program,” said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and museums across the United States, service members and their families can connect with our national treasures with this unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the country’s finest museums for free.”
The program is available to 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, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five immediate family members. Eligible members simply present their current identification cards to receive free admission.