Imagine Nation offers free admission to active-duty military and family members

Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 20:15
Written by Lorenzo Burgio

STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL - Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is providing free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families in conjunction with the Blue Star Museum program.

More than 2,000 museums nationwide are participating in the program, according to Director of Development & Marketing at Imagine Nation Doreen Stickney.

She explained that the museum will provide complimentary admission for any of the nation’s active duty personnel and up to five family members starting on Memorial Day until Labor Day, including National Guard and Reserve.

“We are proud to be a partner with the Blue Star Museum program and provide families with adventure here at Imagine Nation,” said Coral Richardson, director at Imagine Nation.

“Military families will have hands on fun exploring our 12 museum studios and creating wonderful memories throughout the summer weeks,” Richardson added.

Stickney explained that the museum and early learning center, which is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, has been taking part in the program for quite some time.

“The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration with the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense to allow military personnel and their families in for free,” said Stickney. “We see a lot of families take advantage of the program and come out to the museum.”

There are a variety of museums that are participating including the New England Carousel Museum and The American Clock & Watch Museum.

Leadership support for Blue Star Families programming and promotional materials has been provided by the MetLife Foundation, according to Stickney.

“The program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move,” added Stickney.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol, General News on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 20:15. Updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 20:18.