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Blue Star Museums: Free Admission to Active Duty Military and Family
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five family members. Please see the chart of the acceptable IDs.
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.
For a list of participating Blue Star Museums, go to map. In Atlanta, the musems include:
|Where||Margaret Mitchell House & Museum 990 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Includes other Museums)|
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|Time||10:00 am–7:00 pm|
More About Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
Margaret Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Gone with the Wind" in apartment No. 1 of this historic, three-story building on Peachtree Road. She moved into the residence, then called the Crescent Apartments, with her husband John Marsh in 1925. The house remained an apartment until 1978 and then was abandoned. In 1985, preservationists restored the residence. In 1989, it was named a city landmark.
The house is operated by the Atlanta History Center and features guided tours of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her famous novel. There also are several exhibits that showcase Mitchell's life. The last tour of the the day begins at 4:3 pm. The house also serves as a literary center that hosts programs with award-winning authors, as well as creative writing classes for adults and youth.