Bullock Museum Joins the Blue Star Museums Program this Summer

Museum will offer free exhibition admission to active duty military members and their families.

MAY 22, 2018 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum is once again a proud member of the Blue Star Museums program, and will offer free exhibition admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

"We're excited to welcome active duty military and their families again this summer as part of Blue Star Museums," said Margaret Koch, Bullock Museum Interim Director. "This is a way for us to give back to our men and women who so willingly serve our country, as well as provide opportunities to spend quality time with their spouses and children in a fun and engaging environment."

This summer, the Blue Star Museums program will provide access to the dynamic Texas History Galleries as well as two special exhibitions.

Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic tells the story of a thriving Comanche culture rooted in the past but evolving toward the future through original artworks, interactive multimedia experiences and historic artifacts.

Rodeo! The Exhibition brings the excitement of rodeos and livestock shows from around the state into the Museum, with interactive exhibition fun for all ages.

The Bullock Museum offers military discounts to provide educational and entertainment opportunities all year long. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The 2018 program will begin on Saturday, May 26, 2018 and end on Monday, September 3, 2018

For more information on Blue Star Museums, visit their FAQ page.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin includes three floors of exhibitions, an IMAX® theater, a special-effects theater, café, and Museum Store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. Named for the state's 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock, the iconic building is at 1800 N. Congress Avenue. For more, visit TheStoryofTexas.com or call (512) 936-8746.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.