Deadwood History will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

DEADWOOD, SD – May 16, 2019 – Deadwood History, Inc. announced its participation in the tenth annual Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in the past years, launching Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

“Deadwood History, Inc. has been participating in the Blue Star Museums program for the past 10 years. It is an honor and a privilege to provide military families free admission to our museums each summer,” said Deadwood History Executive Director Carolyn Weber. “Our goal is to share the important stories that shaped Deadwood and the Black Hills. The museums also provide challenging, educational, and interactive hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.”

Deadwood History’s Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, and Historic Adams House will be participating in the program. Summer hours at all three museums are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily.

“We’ve seen the tremendous impact the Blue Star Museums program brings to our military families, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating a decade of support,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, chief executive officer of Blue Star Families. “Not only are museums fun to explore but are also great for making memories and strengthening military families as a whole.”

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as 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 Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

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Deadwood History, Inc. inspires the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings.
Adams Museum, Days of ‘76 Museum, Historic Adams House, and Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.

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