Written by on May 18, 2017

Press Release – This week, the Campbell County Rockpile Museum announced its participation in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. A list of participating museums is available at

“The Rockpile Museum has been a Blue Star Museum for several years and although we offer free admission year-round, we are pleased to be part of this national effort to say “thank you” to our military community and our military families,” said Rockpile Museum Director Robert Henning.

“The Blue Star Museums program is a great opportunity for the NEA to team up with local museums in every state in the nation to support our service members and their families,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “It means a lot to offer these families access to high-quality, budget-friendly opportunities to spend time together.”

This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and dozens of children’s museums, including newly participating Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Other museums participating from Wyoming include the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, the Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo, Fort Caspar Museum in Casper, Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, the National Museum of Wildlife Art and Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum in Jackson, Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Powell, and the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins.

For additional information about programs and events at the Rockpile Museum, please call (307) 682-5723 or visit The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is located at 900 W. 2nd Street in Gillette, Wyoming

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