The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum is now officially part of the Blue Star Museums network. Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. Museums registered with the program offer free admission to active duty military personnel from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.
The Blue Star Museums initiative was begun in 2010. Museums have to register each year. So far in 2011 over 1,480 museums are participating in the program, including 22 Minnesota museums.
While the Weyerhaeuser Museum always offers free admission, becoming part of the Blue Star Museums program was an important way for us to signal that we support our active duty military personnel and their families. (Stop on by! We’re open all year, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
For more information on Blue Star Museums and to see a list of museums involved with the program, visit the Blue Star Museums home page.