Enjoy Free Museums This Summer

The 2014 Blue Star Museums program has begun, offering military families free admission to over 2,000 museums around the country.  Eligible patrons include active duty, National Guard and reserve members and their families.  The program runs from Memorial Day, 26 May 2014 through Labor Day, 1 September 2014.  Participating organizations cover a huge range of subjects, including art, history, children’s, horticultural, aquatic, country, aviation, culture, industrial and government museums.

An interactive map can be found at the National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star Museums webpage.

Blue Star Museums partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense.  This is the fifth summer of the Blue Star Museums program, and it continues to grow each year.  I hope you will be able to take advantage of this program.


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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.

4 Comments on "Enjoy Free Museums This Summer"

  1. bearkins1969 | June 2, 2014 at 12:43 am |

    I was wondering how to email you. I saw a post where a woman asked about first wife benefits. I thought if if you could email me with the specifics of what kind of info you need to answer me.

    What I am wondering is, I am a former military wife. I would like to find out if I am eligible to get any benefits when he retires. I heard a rumor that I would get some of his benefits when he retires.

    Thank you ahead of time for reading and hopefully responding to me. bearkins1969

  2. bearkins1969 | June 2, 2014 at 10:17 am |

    howdie. Thank you for getting back to me. I was told it was 15 years. Oh well, the other criteria fit, but… nothing I can do.

    Thank you very much for letting me know. Bear

  3. Jean Jack | June 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm |

    I am a surviving spouse. Widowed nine years. Started to fill out the veteran status and then stopped because I didn't feel I fit any of the criteria. My family has sacrificed so much and don't really belong anywhere.

  4. Kimberly Dunn | June 5, 2014 at 5:56 am |

    I am a wife of a retired Army, I would like to know if there are any offers for us/ he served our country just like all the ones who get to enjoy all the free offers, pretty disheartening .pleas get back to me

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