GCHA’s museums participates in Blue Star Museum program
May 24, 2012
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS – Grand County Pioneer Village Museum (Hot Sulphur Springs), Cozens Ranch Museum (Fraser), and Heritage Park Museum (Kremmling) are among more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. The program is in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at http://www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Grand County Historical Association will officially launch the Blue Star Museum program on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26. “Grand County museums are enthusiastic to honor our military and their families with the Blue Star Museums program. We hope that active duty military personnel and their families take advantage of the beauty of Grand County this summer and visit our three museums for free,” said Larry Gross, president of GCHA.
Blue Star Museums is the latest NEA program to bring quality arts programs to the military, veterans, and their families. Other NEA programs for the military have included Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience; Great American Voices Military Base Tour; and Shakespeare in American Communities Military Base Tour.