Cherokee Nation Joins Blue Star Museums Program

John Ross Museum

Published May 24, 2017

TAHLEQUAH— Cherokee Nation is partnering with Blue Star Families to provide free admission to active duty military personnel and their families at Cherokee Nation museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Blue Star Museums program features more than 2,000 museums nationwide representing fine arts, science, history, music, film, crafts, nature and children’s museums.

The Cherokee National Prison Museum, John Ross Museum, Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Sequoyah’s Cabin and Cherokee Heritage Center are all participating in the program.

The Blue Star Museums program began in 2010 and is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Free admission is offered to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve members and up to five family members.

Follow stories about participating museums and guest visits through social media using #BlueStarMuseums. For more information and a state-by-state list of participating museums, please visit

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