2013-06-07 / Community

Museum to participate in Blue Star program

The Brick Store Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,300 museums across America, to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/ bluestarmuseums.

The Brick Store Museum’s summer exhibitions include “Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art, 1685 – 1840;” “To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks;” “The Tourist of 1913;” and “From the Kennebunks to Appomattox: The Civil War at Home and Away,” an exhibit partnered with a fundraising campaign for the USO to serve today’s military families. Each exhibit at the museum offers interactive learning activities and themes of interest to all ages.

This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and 70 children’s museums. Participants include The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland, Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash.

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