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ITOW participates in 'Blue Star Museums' program

This summer, the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham will be participating in the Blue Star Museums program.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012.

"Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families to enjoy over 1,500 museums this summer," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community."

Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at

The ITOW Veterans Museum, located at 805 West Main in Perham, is the only museum in the country entirely dedicated to telling the stories of America's veterans...In Their Own Words.

Based on oral and written histories of veterans from WWI through the present day, the audio-visual exhibits of ITOW are a one of a kind experience. For more information, call 218-346-7676 or visit