Blue Star Museums

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When it comes to war, history is quick to recall a conflict’s victors and losers. But military life is made up more than triumphs and losses, not to mention the political strategies that led to them. The Blue Star Museums listed here take a look at lesser-known aspects of the American...
It's that time of year again (summer!) where we replace our Big Read-focused posts with Blue Star Museum Fridays. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the NEA, the Department of Defense, Blue Star Families, and more than 2,000 museums across the country, which offers free museum admission...
"Does everybody that we work with go on to be a big name? No. But if we did, we wouldn't be taking enough risks, as far as I'm concerned.” – Sylvia Wolf The Henry Art Galler y, located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington, comes by its innovation bonafides...
As Labor Day looms, we try and collectively squeeze in as much summer as possible before the season slips away. We take one last trip to the beach, host one...
Downtown Jacksonville is a busy place to be and I don’t go there often. The traffic alone is enough to wear my patience. I braved the crowds this afternoon to...
Even the most philistine among us can’t escape the art of industrial design. Industrial design affects the cars we drive, the phones we use, the chairs we sit in, and...
Totem poles have been obscured by myth and misunderstanding for centuries. An art form that dates back to the 1800s, they have been overlooked by many. The Totem Heritage Center...
Drayton Hall has seen ten generations of Draytons, seven generations of which lived in and left their mark on the grand English country-style home towering over the Ashley River. The...
When Claudia Campbell was growing up in the 1950s, she and her family made an annual pilgrimage every August to Fort Mims , some 45 miles north of Mobile. As...
Nearly 2,000 museums across America participate in the Blue Star Museum program. Nationwide, the American Alliance of Museums approximates that as of 2006, there were roughly 17,500 museums in the...

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