Today the City of Lubbock Municipal Museums announces the launch of Blue Star Museums. This is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 600 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. The Silent Wings Museum and Buddy Holly Center are proud to participate in this program. Families can visit www.silentwingsmuseum.com and www.buddyhollycenter.org for museum hours. The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov.
“America’s museums are proud to join the rest of the country in thanking our military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice,” said National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman. “I cannot imagine a better way to do that than welcoming them in to explore and enjoy the extraordinary cultural heritage our museums present. The works of art on view this summer will inspire and challenge viewers, and sometimes they will just be a great deal of fun.”
“There have always been wonderful examples of partnerships between museums and military installations, but the scale of this gift from the museum communities to military families is thrilling,” said Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Military families work hard for this country, and it is gratifying for us to be recognized for that. We anticipate that thousands of military families will participate in the program and visit museums this summer – many of them for the first time. Blue Star Families will work hard to help our military families make the most of these opportunities.”