GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A museum in Grand Island will offer free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.

Stuhr Museum announced Thursday that it is participating in the Blue Star Museums initiative. The program begins on Saturday, May 18, and ends on Labor Day.

“Stuhr Museum has a long history of participating in the Blue Star Museums program, and we’re proud to once again offer military families the opportunity to visit us free of charge,” Director of Marketing Karen Hurst said in a statement.

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense.

“We are grateful to Stuhr Museum for participating in this summer’s Blue Star Museums program and we hope military families will take this opportunity to create meaningful, lifelong memories,” said Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Started in 1962, Stuhr Museum aims to tell the collective human experience of community building along the Platte River valley.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, 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), DD Form 1173-1 ID card or the Next Generation Uniformed Services (Real) ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.