The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with Chesterfield County, announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,300 museums across America, to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.
Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
The Chesterfield Historical Society and Chesterfield County’s Department of Parks & Recreation officially launched the program on May 28, 2013. “We are excited about inviting our military families to discover our unique Chesterfield history and new rotating exhibits,” said Museum Docent Pat Roble.
Tours of the exhibit in the 1892 Old Jail will begin at the County Museum, located at 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, which is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The suggested donation is normally $2 for the Museum plus $1 for the Old Jail exhibit. For more information, please call 768-7311.
Magnolia Grange, an 1822 restored plantation house, will also participate in the Blue Star Museum program and is open the same hours. Admission for Magnolia Grange is normally $5/adult; $4/seniors and $3/students.