BETHEL, NY (May 27, 2015) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has announced that it will again take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and The Department of Defense to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
“We are honored to invite the men and women who serve our country, along with the families who sacrifice so much, the opportunity to visit The Museum at Bethel Woods free of cost as part of the Blue Star Museum program,” said Darlene Fedun Chief Executive Officer of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. “We are dedicated to enriching our community by providing affordable access to the arts and humanities and this program provides us with a great opportunity to do so,” continued Fedun.
“Parents of young children tell us that they go together to museums to learn new things and have family time together,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. ”Blue Star Museums helps them do both, by helping military families learn about the cultural resources in their communities, and offering a fun, high-quality experience that’s both budget and family-friendly”
In addition to its Main Exhibit, beginning June 11, Bethel Woods will present THREADS: Connecting ‘60s & Modern Rockwear. This exhibit will feature vintage and current rock fashions from Andy Hilfiger’s personal collection consisting of over 40 outfits that span the spectrum from street chic to stadium rock statement.
Bethel Woods Museum is open now through September 7 from 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. Please call ahead to verify museum hours after September 7 and on concert days. Access to the grounds is closed on Pavilion concert days. The Monument continues to be open to visitors seven days a week via West Shore Road.
General support for The Museum at Bethel Woods is provided by a grant from the William and Elaine Kaplan Private Foundation.