The Des Chutes Historical Museum is participating as a "Blue Star" museum this summer. "The Blue Star Museum program is something that is an offshoot of the National Endowment for the Arts, that allows active duty military members and their immediate family into participating museums for free between Memorial Day and Labor Day." Museum Director Kelly Cannon-Miller says military members and their families only need to show current military I.D. such as a Common Access Card (CAC), DD Form 1173 I.D. card or a DD Form 1173-1 I.D. card. The military includes all active duty members includes Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves, and their families. Cannon-Miller says over the summer they get thousands of visitors to the museum. The next big event is the Summer Shootout, an annual marble tournament on June 18th. For more information, go to the Des Chutes Historical Museum website:click here.