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Georgia Southern Museum Participates in Blue Star Museums Program

19890804016_e672b7e10c_zThe Georgia Southern Museum celebrates its partnership with Blue Star Museums and invites all active-duty personnel, and their families, to enjoy all the exhibits for free through Labor Day.

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. This collective offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Georgia Southern has been a part of the Blue Star Museums program since it was established six years ago.

“Our participation in the Blue Star Museum program is one way for us to thank [active-duty military personnel] for their support of our exhibits, collections and for their incredible service to our nation,” said Brent Tharp, Georgia Southern Museum director. “The Museum, its exhibits and collections have long had a close relationship with veterans and military community. They are a significant part of interpreting the history of Georgia Southern, Bulloch County and coastal plain Georgia,” he added.

The Georgia Southern Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Exhibits include The Great War that Changed the World, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the of first world war, and the mosasaur exhibit, which displays the fossils of the 78 million year old, 26-foot long, marine carnivore.

For more information, visit the Museum’s website: http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/museum/

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125-degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.

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