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Tahoe Maritime Museum becomes a Blue Star Museum

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HOMEWOOD, Calif. and#8211; The Tahoe Maritime Museum is proud to announce it is part of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.

Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,480 museums across America.

Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The museum will be open every day except Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. Please visit http://www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org for further information on exhibits and events.