Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Nov. 24, 2016
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Nov. 24, 2016
  • Holiday Hours Nov. 25: 10am-4pm
865-215-8830
Third Floor
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  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Nov. 24, 2016
  • Closed Nov. 25, 2016
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Nov. 24, 2016
  • Closed Nov. 25, 2016
865-215-8800

ETHS to Participate in Blue Star Museums

Free Admission for Military Personnel and Their Families
Where: 
The East Tennessee History Center
When: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:00pm

For the fifth year, the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to announce its participation in Blue Star Museums to offer free museum admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their immediate families, as well as National Guard and Reserves, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and 2,000 other museums across America.  Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.  The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after completing a military move.  View a complete list of participating museums!

“As the Volunteer State, Tennesseans are always among the first to respond to our country’s call,” says Cherel Henderson, ETHS executive director.  “The Blue Star Museums is a wonderful way for us to give back and to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.”

Parents of young children tell us they go 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 budget friendly as well as family friendly.  We’re proud to help connect museums to military communities nationwide.”

This year, more than 2,000 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative.  Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer.  This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science, history, and children’s museums, and nature centers.  

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 more than 2,000 museums across America.  The program runs from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, 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.  Visit the Blue Star website for complete details and to see a list of acceptable IDs.

Blue Star Museum