Print
Hospitality

Museums Participate In Blue Star

By Susan Hance, posted Jun 6, 2014
In collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens will offer free admission to military personnel and their families during the summer, according to a press release from Christine Lamberton, museum manager.

The house is participating with more than 2,000 museums across America. The Cape Fear Museum also is listed as a participant in the Blue Star Museums initiative. The program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.

The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens also offers free admission to military personnel all year.

To receive free admission, visitors must present a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps and up to five family members.

A Georgian-style townhouse built on the foundation of Wilmington’s old city jail in 1770 by John Burgwin, a merchant, planter and colonial official, the Burgwin-Wright House is carefully restored and decorated with 18th and early 19th century furnishings. Guided tours are available to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the final tour of the day beginning at 3 p.m.

Blue Star Museums will share stories through social media this summer, according to the press release. On Twitter (#BlueStarMuse) and Facebook, the Blue Star Blog will detail profiles of participating museums, stories about military families and suggestions for visitors.

For a map and more information about participating museums, go to www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Museums interested in participating in the Blue Star Museums program can contact [email protected] or Wendy Clark at (202) 682-5451.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Yasminheadshotwithlogo

How Reading Works

Yasmin Tomkinson - Cape Fear Literacy Council
Mc2 56882

Building Insights: Heath Clark

Scott Byers - Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
20180514 104209 51418120638

'I Hate...'

Steve Adams - School of Learning Arts

Trending News

Pender County To Get Another Distribution Firm

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 13, 2018

Supplying This Year's Oyster Season

Jessica Maurer - Dec 14, 2018

Why This House Coming To Marsdon Avenue Is Unique

Cece Nunn - Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 7: Vertex Railcar Reaches End Of The Line

Cece Nunn - Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 9: GE Power Split Includes GE Hitachi

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 14, 2018

In The Current Issue

Top Stories No. 6: Live Oak’s Expansion Continues

2018 Year in Review: A new subsidiary, leadership changes and construction were part of Live Oak Bancshares’ year, marking the company’s con...


Top Stories No. 8: Voters Usher In Party Change

2018 Year in Review: November election results left the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners with a Democratic majority, which has not...


Downtown Still In Demand, Despite Vacancies

Real estate professionals say empty storefronts along Front Street and elsewhere in downtown Wilmington aren’t indicative of a declining mar...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes