Blue Star Museums is back again for military families across the nation. They've already kicked off their program for summer 2012 and it will run all summer until Labor Day. This year there are over 1800 hundred museums participating. This is over 200 more from last year. Even if you checked last year and there were no museums near you, I encourage you to check again. With so many new museums participating chances are high you will find one nearby. I was blown away this year by the number of places near Portland, Oregon.