PMH is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the NEA, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense
Published : Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 5:21 PM
Pasadena Museum of History is proud to once again join the more than 2,000 museums across the nation offering free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families as part of the 2014 Blue Star Museums program. The offer runs from Memorial Day (May 26) through Labor Day (September 1) as a means of showing our appreciation for those who are serving this nation.
Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move.
This summer, Pasadena Museum of History presents the exhibition Crown City Jubilee. spotlighting the histories of eleven long-standing and beloved institutions, organizations, and businesses which have helped shape our City over many decades. A special video installation inside the galleries also features more than 90 additional Pasadena-area organizations also celebrating significant anniversaries during 2014.
â€œWe are honored to welcome our military families this summer,â€ notes PMH Executive Director Jeannette Oâ€™Malley. â€œWe are particularly delighted to be able to share with them an overview of the richly diverse and complex array of businesses and organizations that have shaped this City and will continue to do so in the future. So often military personnel find themselves far away from home; we hope Crown City Jubilee will evoke fond memories in those who call Pasadena their hometown, and make our visitors from elsewhere feel truly at home.â€
For further information and a complete listing of participating museums nationwide, please visit www.arts.gov/national/blueâ€starâ€museums.