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Bainbridge museums join Blue Star Initiative

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The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Kids Discovery Museum are now among the more than 2,000 museums across the nation offering free admission throughout the summer to military personnel and their families as part of a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

The program runs through Labor Day.

Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families, which provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at

“The three Bainbridge Island museums are honored to be returning participants of the Blue Star Museums initiative and express our gratitude to military families for their service,” said KiDiMu executive director Susie Burdick.

“We are collectively thrilled to offer a wide variety of cultural and educational enrichment opportunities to military families this summer,” Burdick added.

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