Ver­mont His­tory Mu­seum of­fers free ad­mis­sion as a Blue Star Mu­seum

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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.

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