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Theatre Historical Society is proud to announce their participation in Blue Star Museums.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for 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 (May 28) through Labor Day (Sept 03) 2012.  

Richard Sklenar, executive director of Theatre Historical Society and a Vietnam–era U.S. Army veteran noted that he is especially pleased that there is such a program. “When I was in the service we were always looking for things to do away from base to get our minds off being where we were. Blue Star Museums give service men and women 1,500 things to do. Theatre Historical Society in now one of them,” he said.  

This year, more than 1,500 (and counting) 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. Blue Star Museums represents fine arts museums, science museums, history museums, nature centers, and 70 children’s museums. For the complete list of participating museums, go to the Blue Star Museums web site at

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  1. Gary Parks

    So glad we’re part of this. So much of America’s cultural and scientific essence is embodied in museums. It’s not only a great way to give service men and women things to do, but to also expose them to more aspects of the nation they’re serving/defending, which they might not have been aware of previously.

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