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Free admission for active military on Independence Day

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June 29, 2018
Free admission for active military on Independence Day

Huntsville, Ala. – The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) and PNC Bank are proud to offer free general admission to all active military personnel and their immediate families on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in celebration of Independence Day.

The Museum offers a discounted military rate continuously throughout the year, but are honored to further show appreciation on this national holiday to all branches of the military and those men and women who serve the country.  

Celebrate your independence by viewing America’s history through art and artifacts from the Duty, Honor, Country: Highlights from the West Point Museum Collection, presented by PNC Bank.  This will be the final week that Duty, Honor, Country is on display in Huntsville before all of the historical pieces are repackaged and shipped back to the West Point Museum on July 8.

“PNC has a long history of supporting the arts and our military service members in the communities we serve,” said Nick Willis, PNC regional president of Greater Alabama.  “With this HMA exhibit, we are providing an opportunity for the community to experience a compelling exhibit that honors the traditions of one of the nation’s most esteemed military institutions.”

Duty, Honor, Country is organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art and presents objects hand-selected by HMA curators that encompasses the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the military history of the United States Army, and the history of warfare.  In addition to stunning artwork, the exhibition includes historical artifacts like Ulysses S. Grant’s West Point Academy diploma, General Patton’s cadet dress coat, and a captured British howitzer.

For those who wish to visit the Museum and receive the Independence Day free admission offer, the active duty military member must show his or her valid military identification card.  The military members’ immediate family will be included in the free admission (one adult and up to five children under the age of 18).  

For information about current and upcoming exhibitions at HMA, visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

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Lead Sponsor: PNC Bank
Exhibition Sponsors: The Boeing Company; The Jurenko Foundation; SAIC; Bullet and Barrel; Lockheed Martin; Science & Engineering Services; Jean Wessel Templeton; BB&T; Kathy and C.H. ‘Tony’ Chan; Iron Mountain Solutions; The Honorable Loretta Spencer; William H. Stender, Jr.; Raytheon Company; Aerojet Rocketdyne; and Keel Point – Thomas O’Connor, CFP®
Media Sponsor: WAFF 48 News
Additional Support Provided By: The Alabama State Council on the Arts; Altherr Howard Design; The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild

About the Huntsville Museum of Art
The Huntsville Museum of Art is a non-profit municipal corporation established by the City of Huntsville, Alabama, and governed by a city-appointed Museum Board.  The Museum seeks to foster understanding of the visual arts and appreciation of artistic achievement.  In addition to its galleries and exhibitions, the Museum offers art classes for children and adults along with special programs, lectures and musical presentations. Rental space is also available for weddings, meetings and other events.

About PNC Bank
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

Samantha Nielsen
Director of Communications
Huntsville Museum of Art
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