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‘Blue Star’ Families to Receive Free Admission to UA Museums

Active duty military members and their families can enter University of Alabama museums free of charge beginning Monday, May 28 as part of their Blue Star Museums program.

The Blue Star Museums program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.

The program will begin its ninth year and will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day (Sept. 3).

Active duty military and their families will receive free admission to the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Moundville Archaeological Park and Gorgas House. Admission to the Warner Transportation Museum is regularly free, so Blue Star families can take guided tours for just $1 per person.

“Most of us personally know Blue Star Families,” said Dr. Bill Bomar, executive director of University of Alabama Museums. “One of my favorite Blue Star Families happens to be descended from former UA President Josiah Gorgas and his wife, Amelia, whose lives are commemorated at our Gorgas House Museum.

Learn more about how UA is participating in the Blue Star Museums program by reading the full article on the UA news site.