Monday, May 30, 2016

The Millicent Rogers Museum is proud to announce that this Memorial Day marks the beginning of our Blue Star Museums campaign.  We are joining over 2,000 museums across the country in saying thank you to our active duty military by offering free admission for our troops and their families.  Military families experience long periods of separation due to deployments, and the Blue Star Museums program provides activities and opportunities for these families to reconnect.  This program is available from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and includes free admission for all active duty military and up to five family members.  We had our first Blue Star family come through the museum this morning, and hope to see many more this summer.  If you would like to learn more about this program or register your institution as a Blue Star Museum, click here.

In honor of Memorial Day, the Millicent Rogers Museum would also like to thank those who served by offering free admission this week to veterans.  Many of the artists featured in two of our special exhibits served in the military.  In Santa Fe Indian School Style, you can see works by Quincy Tahoma, a Navajo code talker in WWII, Harrison Begay, a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Eva Mirabal, a cartoonist in the Women's Army Corps, and Acee Blue Eagle, a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps.  Storytellers: Teaching Heritage through Song and Story features Narciso Abeyta, who also served as a code talker during WWII, and Ben Quintana, who was honored with a posthumous Silver Star after tragically losing his life in WWII at the age of 21.  To learn more about these exhibits or to plan your visit to the MRM, see our website.  

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