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Museum of Geology to offer military discount on gift shop purchases
Release Date Wednesday, May 21, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 21, 2014) – The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is participating in the Blue Star Museums program this summer beginning today. The museum will offer a 10 percent discount off of any gift shop purchase with a military ID.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program will run until Labor Day, September 1.

The program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps and up to five family members.


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