The History of Diving Museum, will once again be participating as a Blue Star Museum. Since the programs’ inception in 2010 HDM has collaborated with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, along with more than 2,000 museums across America. This unique platform offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Over 1,500 individuals have benefited by visiting the History of Diving Museum alone.
This is a great opportunity for military families to spend quality time together over the summer while getting to know one of the best kept secrets of the Florida Keys. The History of Diving Museum displays the rich history of “man’s quest to explore under the sea”, including the remarkable south Florida connection and an exhibit highlight all branches of the military as well as male and female diving pioneers.
“With the large number of military bases in Florida alone, we are honored at the opportunity to show our support and appreciation for those that serve” said Josh Thacker, Collections and Exhibit Manager and Army veteran.
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to over 4,000 years of history, located in the beautiful Florida Keys at 82990 Overseas Highway – MM 83. Exhibits and Museum Store are open daily from 10am to 5 pm. You can help support the Museum by becoming a Member or Event Sponsor. For more information visit www.DivingMuseum.org or call 305-664-9737. You can also stay connected by signing up for our newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
Blue Star Museums details:
Blue Star Museums runs from Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 through to Labor Day, September 3, 2018. 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. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.