Vermont History Museum offers free admission as a Blue Star Museum
The Vermont History Museum is one of more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
“Our goal is to support and connect with military families. This is our way to openly appreciate the sacrifices made by service members and their families,” says Mark Hudson, Vermont Historical Society executive director.
The Blue Star Museum program is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active-duty National Guard and Reserve members.
At the Vermont History Museum, the Freedom and Unity multimedia exhibit represents Vermont’s history from 1600 to the present. Visitors can walk through time, experiencing an Abenaki wigwam, a re-creation of the Catamount Tavern where the Green Mountain Boys gathered, a railroad station complete with working telegraph, and a WWII living room with period music and magazines. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
To find out more about Blue Star Museums, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. To find out more about the Vermont History Museum, call (802) 828-2291 or visit www.vermonthistory.org.