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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Johnson County Museum To Participate In Blue Star Museums

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The museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

The Johnson County Museum will be offering free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer through Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The promotion runs from Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 15) through Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6). 

“Johnson Countians have served our country from the Civil War through the present,” said Museum Director Mary McMurray. “We honor them on the walls of our exhibits and in the history we preserve. This summer, it is our privilege to join Blue Star Museums in thanking those currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families by offering free admission to the Johnson County Museum – one of our community’s cultural treasures.”

The Johnson County Museum is located inside the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.  Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed on Sunday and major holidays. In addition to the museum’s signature exhibition - Becoming Johnson County - and popular children’s experience - KidScape, visitors will get to experience two temporary exhibits: Paul McCobb: America’s Designer (opening May 22) and Rising to the Challenge: Suburban Strength in Difficult Times. Regular admission prices are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, students with ID, and military members, and $4 for children. 


Blue Star Museums 2021

About Blue Star Museums 

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America. During the summer months, free admission is available to currently serving military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. 

About Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org. 


FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary A. McMurray, Director, Mary.mcmurray@jocogov.org, (913) 715-2555

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