The Georgia Southern University Museum has joined the Blue Star Museums program, along with more than 1,300 museums across the country, to offer free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Blue Star Museums runs from May 30-Sept. 5. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. A list of participating museums and a map to assist with visit planning may be found at the Web site, www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Exhibits and activities available at the Georgia Southern Museum include Civil War Camp Lawton. GSU is pleased to extend this special exhibit of archaeological discoveries until Dec. 31. The exhibit features artifacts discovered at the site of Camp Lawton, a former Civil War prisoner of war camp situated in Jenkins County.
In addition to the ongoing exhibit, archaeologists have included additional artifacts to the display that has attracted visitors from across the country. For more exciting details on this important discovery, visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu/camplawton.