Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Participating In Blue Star Museums Program


Quiet Valley is one of more than 1000 museums to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

Stroudsburg, PA – Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm announces their participation in Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from mid-May through Labor Day 2011. Families can visit www.quietvalley.org for museum hours.  The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov.

“Quiet Valley is proud to join the rest of the Blue Star participating museums in thanking our military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice. We are happy to be able to provide them with educational experiences and some summertime fun.” says Quiet Valley’s Director of Marketing, Debbie DiPasquale.

Blue Star Museums details:

Blue Star Museums runs from May 23, 2011 through to Labor Day, September 5, 2011. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, which includes active duty military and five immediate family members, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning.

Operation Appreciation is an initiative of Blue Star Families that seeks to connect military families to the larger community. For more information, please visit www.BlueStarFam.org.

Guides in period clothing recreate the life of the original Pennsylvania German farm family who lived here from the late 1760s to 1913. Watch ‘family’ members going about tasks typical on an 1800s farm, tour the historic buildings, see heritage crafts and farm animals.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is open to the public for the Summer Tour season from the third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday.  Also Saturdays June 4 & 11, September 10 & 17 and October 29, 2011. Tours are given daily, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The farm is closed Mondays except for Labor Day.

A schedule of demonstrations and events can be found on our website at www.quietvalley.org.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage.  Visit our website www.quietvalley.org or call the farm 570-992-6161 for more information on special programs, group tours and events throughout the year.