This year the Kelsey Museum is proud to participate in the nationwide Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

Admission to the Kelsey is always free, so we have created a special self-guided tour of our first-floor galleries that highlights soldiers and warriors in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Museum visitors can download the tour from our website before they arrive or pick up a printed copy in the galleries. Additional resources for learning about the military in the ancient world can also be found on our website.

The 2022 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.