Lycoming museums participating in national museums program

This is a photo of the Samuel Moss House Museum at 200 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, one of two Lycoming County museums participatingin the National Blue Star Museums Program. PHOTO PROVIDED

WILLIAMSPORT — Two Lycoming County Museums are participating in the 10th annual National Blue Star Museums Program, which provides free admission to families of those active duty military and veterans who provide proper identification.

The program begins Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, the Jersey Shore Historical Society and Samuel Moss House Museum, 200 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, and World of Little League® Museum and Official Store, 525 U.S. 15, South Williamsport, will join museums throughout the United States.

The project is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums throughout the United States.

A detailed list of participating museums may be found at Arts.gov/BlueStarMuseums. The free admission through the Blue Star Museums Program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Although the program ends on Labor Day, the World of Little League Museum offers free admission to veterans, active military (National Guard and Reserve too), and their families all year round.

As part of Blue Star Museums program, military families with young children are offered a “Parent’s Tool Kit” with tips about visiting a museum.

The Jersey Shore Historical Society’s Museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Additional times are available by contacting 570-398-1973.

The World of Little League Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including July 4 and Labor Day, Sept. 2.

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