All Active Military Personnel And Their Families Given Free Access To Maryland Historical Society

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 09:00 to Monday, September 5, 2011 - 17:00

The Maryland Historical Society (MDHS) and 12 other Baltimore museums have joined the Blue Star Museums program, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,480 museums nationwide to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Sept. 5. For more information, please visit

Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011. The Maryland Historical Society is one of more than 1,480 museums across the United States to join the Blue Star Museum program. These include children's museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers. In the Blue Star Museums' inaugural year for the summer of 2010, Over 300,000 military families visited partner museums.

The free admission program is available to active-duty military personnel and their spouse or child, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.

The Maryland Historical Society and the following Baltimore museums are providing free access to military and their families; American Visionary Art Museum, B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Evergreen Museum and Library, Homewood Museum, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Mount Clare Museum, National Electronics Museum, National Museum of Dentistry, Sports Legends Museum/Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, and Walters Art Museum. For more information, please visit the Maryland Historical Society website.