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Blue Star MuseumsActive duty military? Enjoy free admission to participating Ohio History Connection museums and attractions from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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Participating Ohio History Connection sites are proud to be part of a group of more than  1,800 (and counting) museums across America to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

The Blue Star Museums program is open to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. 

Participating Ohio History Connection Sites

To find out which Ohio History Connection museums and attractions participate and to see a list of all participating museums and attractions across the United States, visit arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

About Blue Star Families

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. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable through programs and partnerships like Operation Honor Cards, MilKidz Club and Blue Star Museums. Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and the civilians who strongly support them. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit bluestarfam.org.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The National Endowment for the Arts extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the National Endowment for the Arts at arts.gov.

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