Wright Museum pairs with Blue Star program to honor active duty military

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, and as people plan visits to cemeteries and family barbecues, Blue Star Museums will do their part to honor service members.

Beginning Saturday, May 26, through Monday, September 3, Wright Museum of World War II will join more than 2,000 other Blue Star Museums in inviting those currently serving in the U.S. military to enjoy free admission for them and up to five family members.

Those serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps or NOAA Commissioned Corps are able to enter Wright Museum or any other Blue Star Museum for free.

“The Wright Museum has been part of the Blue Star program since its inception 7 years ago,” said Michael Culver, executive director of Wright Museum. “It is our way to say ‘thank you’ to those in the military and a means to fulfill our mission of educating visitors about the contributions and sacrifices made on the battlefields and at home during World War II.”

In addition to exhibits featured for the Blue Star program, the Wright Museum has more than 14,000 displays from the battlefields and home-front of WWII.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and the more than 2,000 museums participating across the country.

“As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another or reconnecting with a parent who has returned from deployment, Blue Star Museums helps service members and their families create memories,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, chief executive officer of Blue Star Families. “Blue Star Families has great appreciation for the generosity of museums across the country who roll out the red carpet for the families who serve alongside their service members.”

The full list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Wright Museum is open daily through October 31. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit wrightmuseum.org. Wright Museum is a nonprofit organization located at 77 Center St. in Wolfeboro, N.H.