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High Desert Museum takes part in Blue Star Museum program


The High Desert Museum will participate again this summer in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission for active duty military personnel and their families.

A collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide, this program offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The launch date for the High Desert Museum will be Saturday, May 28, and continue through Monday, September 5.

“Blue Star Museums is a salute to military families and the challenges they face with having limited resources or limited time to be together,” said High Desert Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph. D. “This program is an effort to improve the quality of life for active duty military families, especially focusing on the approximately one million children who have had at least one parent deployed.”

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (department ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, and up to five family members. The military ID holder can either be an active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriated ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program.

See the Museum’s website for more information:

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