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Museums Offer Free Summer Admission To Active-Duty Military

Eileen Pace
TPR News

Several area museums are offering military members free admission this summer as part of the Blue Star Families program.  

Now through Labor Day, active-duty personnel including National Guard andArmy Reserve members are invited to visit the Alamo, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, the Institute of Texan Cultures, Villa Finale, The San Antonio Museum of Art, and the McNay Art Museum at no charge for general admission.

It's an ongoing program, and this is the fourth year the McNay has participated in Blue Star Families, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense.

The NEA works with 2,000 museums in the Blue Star Museums Program, and it continues to grow, offering military personnel an opportunity to see the country’s finest museums throughout the summer.

NEA spokespeople said the program offers a chance for recently-transferred active duty personnel to get to know their new community and enjoy its cultural heritage once they have completed a military move.

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.