HARTFORD — Beginning this Memorial Day, the Greater Hartford area museums will offer free admission this summer to active duty military members and their families.
Thanks to “Operation Appreciation: Blue Star Museums,” the state has found “one more way to say a collective “Thank You” for their service to our country,” said Gov. Jodi Rell in a statement yesterday.
” This initiative also opens more doors of opportunity for the public to enjoy and appreciate culture and arts in Connecticut,” Rell said.
The campaign is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star families, a nonprofit group that supports U.S. military families.
The promotion runs from May 31 through Labor Day, Sept. 6.
The participating museums are:
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford
Imagine Nation Museum, Bristol
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain
Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
For more information on participating museums visit