Municipal Museums welcome military personnel

Municipal Museums welcome military personnel

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press release)

The City of Lubbock Municipal Museums, the Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum, announced their participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense, where more than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

“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 Chairman Jane Chu. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”

This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.

The Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.buddyhollycenter.org or www.silentwingsmuseum.com, or call (806) 775-3560 for the Buddy Holly Center and (806) 775-3049 for the Silent Wings Museum

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