Barton County Historical Society is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
The program runs through Labor Day. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
“The historical society is pleased to show appreciation for military families serving our country, and in a small way honoring all those who serve,” said Beverly Komarek, executive director of the Historical Society.
“Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the arts and military communities,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. It is a way to thank them for their service and sacrifice, she added.
“Blue Star Museums is something that service members and their families look forward to every year and we are thrilled with the continued growth of the program,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet.
Barton County Historical Society is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Although normally closed on Mondays, it was also open on Memorial Day. The museum and village provides visitors an opportunity to view the museum and 10 other buildings, primarily illustrating the history of this area. Displays include Civil War through World War II.