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Mon June 16, 2014

Kentucky Military Members Offered Free Museum Admission

The Muhammad Ali Center, alongside Interstate 64 on Louisville's riverfront, is one of many Kentucky museums offering free admission to active military members and their families.
The Muhammad Ali Center, alongside Interstate 64 on Louisville's riverfront, is one of many Kentucky museums offering free admission to active military members and their families.
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Throughout the summer, more than a dozen museums in Kentucky are offering free admission to active duty military members and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative. 

The Department of Defense in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and thousands of museums nationwide began the initiative five years ago as a military appreciation effort aimed at connecting military families to cultural resources in communities where they have moved or are based. 

"One of the things I think is great about the program is that if you have someone in your family who is serving out of the country, this might be an opportunity to go somewhere and experience something maybe that you haven't before, and it's kind of therapeutic in the absence of a loved one," says Communications Director Emily Moses with the Kentucky Arts Council.

The following museums are offering free admission through Labor Day, Sept. 1:

Bowling Green

Kentucky Museum

Eloise B. Houchens Center

Historic Railpark and Train Museum

Covington

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Lexington

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Louisville

Frazier History Museum

Historic Locust Grove

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Muhammad Ali Center

Maysville

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Morganfield

James D. Veatch Camp Breckenridge Museum & Arts Center

Owensboro

International Bluegrass Music Museum

Owensboro Museum of Science and History

Paducah

River Discovery Center

Paris

Hopewell Museum

Prestonsburg

East Kentucky Science Center