Just six days until Blue Star Museums hosts a kick off event to celebrate our fourth year! The Way Cool Creativity Contest is back and this year we are hosting a blogger passport post off (cash prizes!) for museum goers. Check it out! And then on Memorial Day, start your Blue Star Museum engines!
Blue Star Theatres launches today, with over twenty theatres nationwide offering unique opportunities for military service members and their families. Check out this amazing new program!
All good things must come to an end ... Blue Star Museums has concluded for the summer but what a summer it was. Here's a quick wrap up. Thanks to the NEA and all who supported this incredible program!
Blue Star Families Chapter Director Janine Boldrin received a special gift this past Labor Day weekend ... and got a giggle out of it too. Find out what happened!
I scanned the crowd gathered at the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art and thought what an eclectic bunch. I saw our wonderful military families and our supportive friends in the Arts community and the San Diego Mayor’s office. We were all there at Balboa Park for the launch of the 2011 Blue Star Museums program.
While the Blue Star Museums program ended on Labor Day, we'd like to say thank you to everyone who participated. The program was incredibly popular judging from the number of military families who took advantage of free museum admission this summer. Check back in late October for an announcement about the future of Blue Star Museums in 2011...!
by Kathy Roth-Douquet
What a summer this has been for military families, thanks to the Blue Star Museum program! My kids and I travelled up the east coast late June through early August, stopping at museums along the way. The exhibits themselves were wonderful, great for any American family. But there was something very special for us as a military family, in every place that we went. We felt welcome, and even more, we felt reflected in what we saw.
Last week, bloggers from all over the country and beyond gathered in New York for the annual BlogHer convention. So, of course, Blue Star Families was there! This was my third BlogHer. I attended in 2007 and 2008 but I skipped the conference last year to get in a quick romantic vacation with my husband without the kids! (Who can turn that down?)
At the event announcing Blue Star Museums in San Diego on May 24, we stood on the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art, which sported a banner for their exhibit of Greek antiquities that said "Heroes." That struck me as appopriate, because on that day Rocco Landesman and the NEA and the Blue Star Museums were - and are -- my heroes. This program of free museums for military families over the summer is just extraordinary.
Today, Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts are launching a new program giving military families free admission to more than 600 museums across the country this summer.
The program, Blue Star Museums, will offer free admission at participating museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day this summer.