Sunday, May 27, 2012
Starting Monday on Memorial Day, the National Churchill Museum in Fulton is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families.
The free admission to veterans and their families at the museum will continue through Labor Day on Sept. 3. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eligible active duty military includes members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and active duty National Guard and Reserves.
The free admission is in cooperation with more than 1,500 Blue Star Museums around the nation offering free admission to active duty military personnel this summer.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,500 museums in the United States.
“We are proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums programs,” said Rob Havers, executive director of the National Churchill Museum. “Through this program, our American military families have the opportunity to visit some of the country’s finest museums for free.”
The National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton is the only North American institution fully devoted to immortalizing the life and work of Winston Churchill, who was prime minister of Britian during World War II. It is located in the lower level of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 17th century Christopher Wren-designed church left in ruin from German bombings during World War II. The church was brought stone by stone from England to Westminster College and restored on the Fulton campus in 1969.
A full list of the 1,500 museums nationwide participating in the Blue Star program can be found at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.