Mansion honors service members
The Old Governor’s Mansion at Georgia College salutes active-duty military personnel and their families.
The mansion will join more than 1,500 museums across the nation to offer free admissions to active-duty service members and their families through the 2012 Blue Star Museums program.
The program begins Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 and lasts through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.
“This program is an opportunity for military families in the area to experience the mansion’s history and culture,” said Matthew S. Davis, curator for the Old Governor’s Mansion. “It’s also an opportunity for us to thank military personnel for their services.”
A collaboration among the National Endowment for Arts, Blue Star Families and Department of Defense, the Blue Star Museums program provides access to popular museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa throughout the summer months.
Mansion guests will experience the nation’s Civil War and Antebellum history while touring each of the mansion’s historic rooms.
“We hope our servicemen and servicewomen take advantage of this program as our way to thank them for serving our country,” said Jim Turner, mansion director. “We’re proud of our military personnel and look forward to sharing our rich history with them.”