Moton Museum and LCVA join Blue Star Museums program

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This summer Moton Museum and the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) are proud to be part of the 2022 Blue Star Museums program, a national appreciation program to thank our military families for their service. Blue Stars Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America.

Participating Blue Star Museums waive their admission fees between now and Labor Day for those currently serving in the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.

While admission to the Moton Museum and LCVA is already free, these Farmville area museums joined the Blue Star Museums program as a way to honor military families. “Many in our Moton and LCVA museum families are a child or spouse of a military veteran,” noted Rachel Talent Ivers, LCVA executive director. “We understand and appreciate the sacrifices they and their families make, and are thrilled to be able to say ‘thank you’ in this way.”

Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Museums educate and inspire, cause us to wonder and imagine, dream and remember,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. “By participating in the Blue Star Museums program, the Moton Museum and LCVA offer military personnel and their families an opportunity to feel connected to the Farmville community and to explore the world through the power of arts, culture and design, contributing to each person being able to live an artful life.”

“Our military community looks forward to the Blue Star Museum program each year and I am excited to celebrate the 2022 season along with them!” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families. “Thank you, Moton Museum and LCVA for participating in this impactful program and offering military families the opportunity to enjoy the arts with you this summer.”

The Robert Russa Moton Museum Bookstore will also offer a 15% discount for active military personnel, veterans, their families.

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ABOUT THE ROBERT RUSSA MOTON MUSEUM:

Farmville Virginia’s former Robert Russa Moton High School, now a National Historic Landmark and museum, preserves and constructively interprets the history of Civil Rights in Education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County, and the leading role its citizens played in America’s transition from segregation toward integration. For additional information on programs events, please contact the museum at (434) 315-8775 or info@motonmuseum.org.

ABOUT LCVA:

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts presents a rotating program of inspiring and conversation-starting exhibitions. Admission to LCVA and its programs is — and always has been — free for all. It is located at the intersection of Main and Third Streets (129 North Main Street) in Farmville, Virginia. For additional information contact LCVA at (434) 395-2206 or visit lcva.longwood.edu.