The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum is proud to join other museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative. This program provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2023 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023, and end on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023.
Find the list of participating museums at https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/blue-star-museums.
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 participating museums across America.
Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, the 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.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military — Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Conventions common access card (CAC), D.D. Form 1173 ID card (dependent I.D.), D.D. Form 1173-1 I.D. card, or the Next Generation Uniformed Services (Real) I.D. card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
About the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum
Established in 2000, the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum preserves and shares the contributions made by Wyoming veterans in and out of uniform. The WVMM, located at the Casper/Natrona County International Airport, also preserves the history of the Casper Army Air Base. The WVMM is free to the public, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for state holidays.
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 give 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 https://www.arts.gov.
About Blue Star Families
BlueStar Families (BSF) is the nation’s largest chapter-based military and veteran family support organization. Its research-driven approach fosters strong communities focusing on human centered design and innovative solutions. Since its founding in 2009, BSF has delivered millions of dollars in benefits and impacted more than 1.5 million people annually.