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Operation Appreciation-Military Families Receive Free Admission to 600 Museums Across the US

Operation Appreciation-Blue Star FamiliesMore than 600 museums across the US will be offering to free admission to active duty military and their families this summer as part of Operation Appreciation.

The Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts partnered to create this opportunity for families to enjoy everything from local children's hands on museums to those that feature art, history and science. 

“The Blue Star Museums initiative is a tangible expression of appreciation to service members and their families,“ said Barbara Thompson, director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy."

Each museum will offer free admission to an active duty military member and up to 5 members of their family.  Special exhibits within the museum may not be included in the free admission.  Families should check with the museum they plan to attend beforehand to make sure they know if there may be charges for those exhibits.

In Northern Virginia some of the free museums and attractions include:

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
Bristow, VA


Carlyle House Historic Park
Alexandria, VA

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Alexandria, VA

Morven Park
Leesburg, VA

Weems-Botts Museum
Dumfries, VA

For a complete list of museums participating in Operation Appreciation throughout the US check out the interactive map.

 

 

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Comment balloon 15 commentsCindy Jones • May 27 2010 07:36AM

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Hi Cindy:

This is a wonderful idea for military families.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 8 years ago

This is really a great thing they are doing for our Military

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 8 years ago

Cindy,

A special thanks for the full link.  I will reblog your post but add local museums that participate.

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 8 years ago

Cindy..  This is wonderful..Thank you for providing these helpful links that we can pass on ! this is a great reblog

HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 8 years ago

Great info, like everyone said.  I shall reblog.  Hampton Roads have several participating.

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) over 8 years ago

Cindy:  This sounds like a great idea.  Operation Appreciation, and there is one right here in Bristow, VA.  I may have to go see it for myself.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 8 years ago

Toula-a great opportunity as they travel across the country to a new duty station or even stay close to home to explore local museums.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Charles-a few C'Ville attractions are on the list.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Irene-the more who pass on the information the better.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Hannah-reblog away.  We need to get the word out.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Tere-Williamsburg is a popular place and pricey so this will help any military families who want to explore the historic area.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Chris Ann-There are a couple of places on the list that I haven't been to in awhile.  Could be a good time to explore.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Cindy this is terrific...I am going to use for a reblog.  Thanks!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 8 years ago

Debra-thanks and NY has great musueums on the list.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

This is great information for our active service people. Thanks for the post.

Posted by Diane Williams over 8 years ago

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