Mark Twain House to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The Mark Twain House & Museum will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program that provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program runs through Monday, September 2,  Labor Day. A list of participating museums can be found at

“It is a privilege to open our doors to members of those who give unselfishly and serve our country,” said Michael Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of the Mark Twain House & Museum. ” It is a small thing we can do for our local and visiting heroes.”

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide. First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence are honorary co-chairs of Blue Star Museums 2019.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard as well as 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), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for free admission to a participating Blue Star Museum.