2:40pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Kentucky Museums Recognize Military Families

 

Starting this weekend, the doors of more than 20 Kentucky museums and historic sites are wide open for the state’s military members and their families.  It’s all part of the national Blue Star Families program that benefits military members, past and present with free admission at these particular spots.  Carla Nicholson is director of the Liberty Hall Historic site in downtown Frankfort.   “Military families who can present a card..of participation in the military either.. current military families or those who are veterans..can get in free to the museums that are part of the Blue Star program from Memorial Day through Labor Day,” said Nicholson.

Nicholson says Liberty Hall includes two historic homes constructed by Kentucky’s first U.S. senator John Brown.  Brown played a key role in moving the commonwealth into statehood.  Two homes and gardens are open Tuesday through Saturday from ten a.m. until 4:30.  Carla Nicholson believes it’s a wonderful opportunity for those in service and creates an increased level of exposure.

“And the amount that we lose offering free admission to military families is negligible in terms of what we gain by allowing the military families to come in and see our exhibits,” added Nicholson.

The special offer for military families runs through Labor Day. Participating museums and sites can be found online by searching for Blue Star Museums.