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Museum of disABILITY History to Participate in Blue Stars Museum

People Inc.'s Museum of disABILITY History is one of more than 1,480 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is pleased to announce it is part of the Blue Stars Museum program. A partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,480 museums across America will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families until Labor Day, September 5, 2011. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

The Museum of disABILITY History is located at 3826 Main Street in Amherst (Buffalo border). It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"We are happy to have our up and coming museum be part of this program and welcome military personnel and their families," said Tess Fraser, director of the Museum of disABILITY History. "It is also fitting to be part of this program as we launch our newest exhibit called 'War and disABILITY,' which focuses on the social perception, care and treatment of veterans who are disabled throughout history."

This year, more than 1,480 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 500 new museums this year. The complete list of participating museums is available at

The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID needed and up to five family members). Active duty military personnel include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. If you have any questions, call the Museum of disABILITY History at 716.629.3626.

The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society's reactions. Located in the Amherst/Buffalo border and at, the Museum offers educational exhibits and activities that expand community awareness.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 10,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

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