Burlingame Schuyler Museum Welcomes Military Families

BURLINGAME, KANSAS — Burlingame Schuyler Museum has been designated a participant in the Blue Star Museum program for summer 2023.

  This program, facilitated by the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, provides free admission for active military families into participating museums nationwide from Saturday 5/20/23 (Armed Forces Day) to Monday 9/4/23 (Labor Day).

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), DD Form 1173-1 ID card or the Next Generation Uniformed Services (Real) ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Admission to Burlingame Schuyler Museum is already free, but our participation in the Blue Star Museum program is a way to say thank you to our military families and share with them our collection of local history.

Burlingame Schuyler Museum is one of 25 participating museums in Kansas.  The list also includes Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita (where you can visit the Victorian home of Marshall Murdock, editor of the Burlingame Enterprise newspaper), the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum in Leavenworth, the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, and the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene. 

A complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Families are encouraged to check the map for museums in their community or to include in summer travel itineraries.

Follow #BlueStarMuseums on Twitter and the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families at @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily.