Free Admission for Military at Bangor Museum and History Center 

Members of the military and their families can now learn more about Maine’s ties to the military, without paying a cent.The Bangor Museum and History Center is offering them free admission, through Labor Day.The museum is taking part in a program called Blue Star Museums.It’s one of more than 1,500 across the country that are waiving admission fees for military personnel.The Bangor Museum highlights the state’s connection to the Civil War, World Wars One and Two and the Korean War, among other conflicts.Executive Director Jennifer Pictou says offering free admission is a way to say thank you.”One of the things we want to do here is we want to tell the stories of people from the Bangor area and that includes the veterans. So this is a wonderful connection to get people who are involved in the military today into the military of the past and to bridge that gap and that generational chasm.”The free admission program is a collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. It’s available to active-duty military with an ID and up to five family members. For a complete list of participating museums, log on to