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THC Historic Sites Offer Free Entry to Military Personnel in Summer

June 6, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, June 6 -- The Texas Historical Commission issued the following news release:

This summer, the Texas Historical Commission's (THC) state historic sites are participating in the Blue Star Museums ( program that gives active military personnel and their families' free admission to museums and historic sites. The program, coordinated by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), began Memorial Day and lasts through Labor Day (September 1).

More than 1,800 museums in all 50 states are taking part in the initiative, the fifth consecutive year of the program. The program is a collaboration of the NEA, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums and state agencies such as the THC. A number of the THC's historic sites are dedicated to preserving the memory of military service in Texas, such as the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg and Fannin Battleground in Fannin.

Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect, and empower military families. For more information, visit Blue Star Museums ( to learn which museums are participating. For more information about the THC's program, visit THC Historic Sites ( or call 512.463.7948.

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