Deadwood museums to participate in the Blue Star museums program |

Deadwood museums to participate in the Blue Star museums program

Deadwood History announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at

The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members), which includes active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard.

Bill Peterson, Chief Executive Officer of Deadwood History, Inc. said, “Deadwood History is proud to be able to honor our military personnel through our participation in the Blue Star Museums program.” The Adams Museum, Historic Adams House and Days of ’76 Museum will be participating in the program this year. The Days of ’76 Museum opens to the public on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

This year more than 1,500 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 300 new museums this year. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent history museums, fine art museums, science museums, nature centers and 70 children’s museums.

– Deadwood History