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Back to News Updates – May 31, 2019

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Blue Star Families

Did you know Mt. Cuba Center is a Blue Star Museum? The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Pictured: Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Short Stack’, or Short Stack blue dogbane. Another name for this plant is bluestar.

“We’ve seen the tremendous impact the Blue Star Museums program brings to our military families, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating a decade of support,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, chief executive officer of Blue Star Families. “Not only are museums fun to explore but are also great for making memories and strengthening military families as a whole.”

To participate in this program, simply present your military ID to our Guest Services Associates upon entry. An active duty family member does not have to be present to use the program.

Learn more about Blue Star Museums, and find answers to frequently asked questions, at the National Endowment for the Arts website, here: https://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums/frequently-asked-questions