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Hill Country's Blue Star museums

By Nancy Foster Special to the Courier

Of 2,000 museums across the United States participating in the 2014 Blue Star Museum program for military, almost 90 are from Texas and four are from the Hill Country.
The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country and the Pacific War Museum in Fredericksburg proudly offer free admission to active military, including National Guard and Reserve and up to five family members. This year's program began on Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day.
The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage or learn more about their new communities after completing a military move. Blue Star Museums is in its fifth year and is part of the Blue Star Families program.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC)m a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.
A complete listing of all participating museums is available at