NH Museums Participate in Blue Star Program

The Blue Star Families announced on May 22, 2012, the launch of the Blue Star Museum Program throughout the United States. The program, scheduled to begin this Memorial Day, will run until Labor Day, and will offer free admission to all active duty military, including active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve, to number of participating museums. Spouses and children of active duty members also are welcome to participate.

“As we enter the third consecutive year of the Blue Star Museums program, we are happy provide an opportunity for our nation’s service members and their families to connect with our national treasures,” said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 1,600 museums across the United States, military families have an unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the country’s finest museums for free.”

The Currier Museum of Art will be participating this summer in the Blue Star Museum program.

Across the United States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa, there are currently more than 1,600 museums participating. More are anticipated to join over the summer months. Current New Hampshire museums and historic sites include:

  • Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center, Berlin
  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord
  • New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
  • NH Aviation Historical Society/Aviation Museum of NH, Concord
  • The Little Nature Museum, Inc., Contoocook
  • American Independence Museum, Exeter
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness
  • Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Laconia
  • Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
  • Sage Gallery…a Fine Art and Metaphysical Meeting Place, Manchester
  • SEE Science Center, Manchester
  • The New Hampshire Farm Museum, Milton
  • Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough
  • The Fells, Newbury
  • Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough
  • Historic New England New Hampshire, Portsmouth
  • Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth
  • The Warner House, Portsmouth
  • Seacoast Science Center, Rye
  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Tamworth
  • Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner
  • New Hampshire Telephone Museum, Warner
  • Wright Musem of World War II History, Wolfeboro

The program is provided thanks to a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, and the military family support network Blue Star Families. The Blue Star Museums website will continue to update the list of participating museums as more are added. For more information about the National Endowment for the Art, click here. Go to the Blue Star Families website to learn more about the organization.

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