The Kell House 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 2011. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.
Beginning on Tuesday, May 31st, the Kell House will welcome all military personnel and their families free of charge. "With Sheppard Air Force Base here in town, along with other nearby military bases, the Kell House is honored to extend this invitation to individuals involved in all branches of our armed forces," Kell House Curator Stacie Flood said.
"Blue Star Museums may be the program at the NEA of which I am proudest," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "Blue Star Museums recognizes and thanks our military families for all they are doing for our country, and simultaneously begins young people on a path to becoming life-long museum goers."