INDIANAPOLIS — The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is helping to announce the launch of Blue Star Museums for 2013, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.

The Vonnegut Library is one of only seven museums in Indianapolis to participate in the program.

“We have been offering programs to support veterans for some time, so while we offer free admission to everyone, the Vonnegut Library wanted to formally join this group that is working to connect military personnel and veterans to the arts,” said Executive Director Julia Whitehead.

On Nov. 11, VonnegutFest will include a Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day panel featuring veterans who are writers, artists, journalists and more, as well as a writing workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center. And a number of the Library’s IDADA First Friday events feature military artists and writers.

Leadership support for Blue Star Museums has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

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