AUSTIN, Texas —
This summer, the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) state historic sites are participating in the Blue Star Museums program that gives active military personnel and their families free admission to museums and historic sites. The program, coordinated by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), begins Memorial Day and lasts through Labor Day (Sept. 2, 2019).
More than 1,800 museums in all 50 states are taking part in the initiative, the ninth consecutive year of the program. The program is a collaboration of the NEA, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums and state agencies such as the THC. A number of the THC’s historic sites are dedicated to preserving the memory of military service in Texas, such as the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg and Fannin Battleground in Fannin.
Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect, and empower military families. For more information, and to learn which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. For more information about the THC’s Historic Sites program, visit www.texashistoricsites.com or contact 512-463-7948.