Memorial Day is the official start-date for the second year of the Blue Star Museums program, where participating organizations offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families between Memorial day and Labor Day.
When the program launched last year there were some 600 museums signed up nationwide. That number has now grown to 1300 including 21 in Minnesota.
The Walker in Minneapolis participated in the inaugural year, and had 137 families take advantage of the program.
Here’s the list of Minnesota museums in the program, listed in alphabetical order:
American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art, St Paul,
Becker County Historical Society and Museum Detroit Lakes,
Dakota County Historical Society South Saint Paul ,
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum Minneapolis,
Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village, Albert Lea,
Goodhue County Historical Society
Grand Portage Tribal Museum in Grand Portage,
Hennepin History Museum in Minneapolis,
ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham,
The Landing – Three Rivers Park District in Shakopee,
Little Theatre of Owatonna in Owatonna,
Milaca Area Historical Society Milaca,
Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis,
Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum, Owatonna
Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna,
Roseau County Historical Museum and Interpretive Center in Roseau,
Scott County Historical Society – Stans Museum in Shakopee,
Steele County Historical Society in Owatonna ,
Traverse County Historical Society Museum, Wheaton,
Walker Art Center in Minneapolis,
Wright County Historical Society in Buffalo
Listings of museums in other states can be found here.