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Free Bluegrass Museum Admission to active military members and their families

Blue-Star-Museum-201413 Kentucky museums offer free admission toactive military personnel and families from Memorial Day to Labor Day this summer.

This includes the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thirteen Kentucky museums will offer free admission to active military members and their families this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative.

A collaboration of the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and thousands of museums nationwide, the Blue Star Museum program was started five years ago as a military appreciation effort aimed at connecting military families to cultural resources in communities where they’ve moved or are based.

“The Blue Star Museum initiative is a special way for Kentucky military personnel to spend time with their friends or family in a unique setting,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “The growing list of participating museums provides a chance for visitors to explore not only fine art but also music, science and local history in the Commonwealth.”

Currently, participating Blue Star Museums in Kentucky are:

  • Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green
  • Eloise B. Houchens Center, Bowling Green
  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum, Bowling Green
  • Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington
  • Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Frazier History Museum, Louisville
  • Historic Locust Grove, Louisville
  • Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville
  • Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, Maysville
  • International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro
  • Owensboro Museum of Science and History, Owensboro
  • Hopewell Museum, Paris
  • East Kentucky Science Center, Prestonsburg

The official window for free admission at Blue Star Museums runs from Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day, Sept. 1.

For information about Kentucky’s participation in Blue Star Museums, see the Arts Council announcement.

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Sunday
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Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.

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Students: $2
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