NAWCC Museum Offers Free Admission To Military

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WATCH AND CLOCK MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO MILITARY


COLUMBIA, PA: The National Watch and Clock Museum launches the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the United States. Admission is free for active duty military members (ID required) and their families (up to five family members) through Labor Day, September 3, 2018. Active duty military includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, along with active duty National Guard, and active duty Reserve members.


“Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community—whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip,” said NEA Chair Jane Chu. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country that open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”


“As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another, or reconnecting with a parent who has returned from deployment, Blue Star Museums helps service members and their families create memories,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Blue Star Families has great appreciation for the generosity of the museums across the country that roll out the red carpet for the families who serve alongside their service members. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.”


Blue Star Museums represents not just fine arts museums but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and dozens of children’s museums. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact that museum directly. To find participating museums, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site also includes a map to help you plan your visit.



As the National Watch and Clock Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary, it shares three special exhibits: American Treasures: The Gottdenker Collection in which one man’s collection becomes one Museum’s treasure; the watches worn by James Bond in the James Bond Originals; and James Bond Wore the Quartz Revolution.





Kim Craven
NAWCC Marketing and Events Coordinator
kcraven@nawcc.org

p: 717.684.8261 Ext.231

 

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