MARILYN HORNE MUSEUM IS A BLUE STAR MUSEUM THE MUSEUM IS OFFERING SPECIAL DISCOUNTS TO MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES THIS SUMMER
BRADFORD, PA – The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center announced it is joining museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. Find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America. Because the museum already offers free admission to everyone, the museum is giving special discounts in the museum shop and museum café. Active duty military personnel and their families will receive a 10% discount on purchases in the museum shop, and a 20% discount on purchases in the museum café.
“Growing up in a military family, I understand the importance of recognizing active duty military personnel and their families,” said Matthew Hileman director of the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center. “My father and brother were both service members, and my mother was an active volunteer in many base organizations as well as the USO welcome center at the St. Louis airport in the 1990s. When I learned about this program, I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.”
“Museums educate and inspire, cause us to wonder and imagine, dream and remember,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. “By participating in the Blue Star Museums program, the Marilyn Horne Museum is offering military personnel and their families an opportunity to feel connected to the Bradford community and to explore the world through the power of arts, culture and design, contributing to each person being able to live an artful life.”
Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The current list of participating museums will continue to develop over the summer as organizations are welcome to register to be a Blue Star Museum throughout the summer.
"Our military community looks forward to the Blue Star Museum program each year and I am excited to celebrate the 2022 season along with them!” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families. Thank you, Marilyn Horne Museum for participating in this impactful program and offering military families the opportunity to enjoy the arts with you this summer.”
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About the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center
Opened to the public in May, 2017, The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford showcases highlights from the personal archive of legendary opera singer, Marilyn Horne. The museum's mission is to further interest in the art of opera and to inspire and educate new generations on the importance of art, culture and philanthropy through the life and achievements of renowned mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne. To learn more, visit marilynhorne.org.
About the National Endowment for the Arts Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. To learn more, visit arts.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Blue Star Families Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness. Its distinctive approach builds stronger communities around military families through knowledge and programs that address the unique needs of those who serve. Blue Star Families’ nationally recognized surveys and analysis give military families an important voice that informs policymakers and its military family programs. It uses the power of its collective resources and cross-sector collaborations to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of members of military families to strengthen the troops, their families, and our nation as a whole. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.
Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 2 Marilyn Horne Way, Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701 Phone: 814-362-7990 Email: email@example.com