BOYERTOWN PA – Active duty military personnel and their families who visit the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles this summer through Labor Day will enjoy free admission, because the museum is participating this year in the national Blue Star Museums program, Curator Kendra Cook said Friday (June 15, 2012).
The museum, located at 85 S. Walnut St., is dedicated to preserving the transportation history of southeastern Pennsylvania. It displays more than 80 cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs, and other types of vehicles that were locally manufactured. Admission normally costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for children.
For those qualified under Blue Star, however, admission costs are waived. The program represents a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America, with leadership funding from the MetLife Foundation. A complete list of participating museums is available here.
“Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families to enjoy museums this summer,” said national endowment Chairman Rocco Landesman has said. The program provides an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, “as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year.”
In addition to the Boyertown facility, this year’s Blue Star participants include fine arts museums, science museums, history museums, nature centers, and children’s museums.