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From Memorial Day through Labor Day active duty military families (including guard and reserve) can visit 2000+ museums for free thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star...
Garrett Hoppin. Photo courtesy of Mr. Hoppin It is incredible how much can change in the span of three years. When the Blue Star Museum program began in 2010, it...
Text and photos by Carrie Masini Yesterday was rainy, and when we woke up this morning, it was still raining. I didn't want to spend another summer day inside the...
Portsmouth, Virginia A Day with My Military Family at the Naval Shipyard Museum and PORTSMOUTH Lightship Museum Designated a national historic landmark in 1989, the lightship PORTSMOUTH was built in...
Washington, DC Historic trades on view at Colonial Williamsburg include basketmaking, silversmithing, and spinning. Photo by Steve Francis Photography This week's Blue Star Voices features not one but two visits...
Fort Hood, Texas The downtown branch of the Austin Museum of Art is at 823 Congress Avenue. Photo by author While visiting Austin last weekend with my husband, we stumbled...
Richmond, Virginia Jacqueline Goodrich's husband viewing Teresita Fernadez's Projection Screen (Black Onyx), at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jacqueline Goodrich Today my soldier and...
Beaufort, South Carolina Sophie Roth-Douquet won an art contest sponsored by the Armed Services YMCA with this drawing, which hung in the U.S. Capitol in 2009. Image courtesy of Roth-Douquet...