Mission

The Frontier Army Museum collects, preserves, and safeguards material culture of the United States Army and uses its holdings to support Professional Military Education, collections-based research, the development of educational materials, and educational initiatives to inform the public concerning the history of the Frontier Army, the Combined Arms Center, and Fort Leavenworth.

Additionally, the Frontier Army Museum uses its collection and facilities to educate soldiers and Department of the Army civilians by providing venues for professional development and for public and strategic communications in support of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth.

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An epidemic of typhoid fever during the Spanish-American War created a need for qualified #Army #Nurses. In 1898 Congress approved the #USArmy to contract women nurses to assist with the demand. The Army realized the exemplary performance of these nurses and established the Army Nurse Corps in 1901. #womenshistorymonth #womeninthemilitary #history For more information on Women in the Army please visit: https://www.army.mil/women/history/
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BIG NEWS!! The Frontier Army Museum is featured in the March issue of Military History Monthly, published in Great Britain.
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From the Vault: 1880 women's #wedding slippers. Worn by Susan Bonapart Palmer at her wedding to Lt. Ethen Smith of the 5th Cavalry on May 17, 1880. Lt. Smith went on in his career to become a Major General.
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Join the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum for their annual Historic Homes tour Sunday April 30th from 1-6pm. This is your chance to visit some of the beautiful #historic homes located on the oldest active #Army post west of the Mississippi! For more information you can visit the Friends of the Frontier Army event post: visit the event post: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386667651405458/, and buy tickets at the FFAM events page: https://www.ffam.us/our-events.html #USArmy #history #museumhistory #architecture
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This Day in Army History: 14 March 1916 the Mexican Expedition, also known as the Punitive Expedition, began. #armyhistory #history #USArmy
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#womenshistorymonth #USArmy #History
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From the Vault: Fort Leavenworth's Women's Army Corp (#WAC) #softball team, 1952. #WomensHistoryMonth #Museumhistory #sports
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Check out the Frontier Army Museum's new webpage. http://www.armyupress.army.mil/Educational-Services/Frontier-Army-Museum/ Learn more about our organization and plan your visit!
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Girl Scout Drill Team at #FortLeavenworth, circa 1930. #WomensHistoryMonth
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#BlackHistoryMonth Honoring the history-making 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion - the first all-female, all-African-American unit to serve overseas during World War II. Photo Credit: National Archives and Records Administration http://www.history.army.mil/html/topics/afam/6888thPBn/index.html
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In 1866, U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of several all African-American regiments. The 10th Cavalry was formed on September 21, 1866 at #FortLeavenworth. Come visit the #BuffaloSoldier Monument on post! http://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil/index.php/about/visitor-information/buffalo-soldier-monument #Museumhistory #BlackHistoryMonth #USArmy
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The #USArmy 9th and 10th Cavalry regiments consisted of all African-American soldiers known as the #BuffaloSoldiers. Pictured below are the 9th Cavalry stables with soldiers taking care of the #horses on #FortLeavenworth post, 1905. #BlackHistoryMonth
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Except from Lewis & Clark's journal. #Sacajawea gives birth to her son Jean Baptiste. Lewis, February 11, 1805 "About five oClock this evening one of the wives of Charbono [Sacajawea] was delivered of a fine boy. It is worthy of remark that this was the first child which this woman had boarn, and as is common in such cases her labour was tedious and the pain violent . . ." Sacajawea would bring her infant son with her on their journey to the Pacific ocean and back. #LewisClark #Exploration #MuseumHistory
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Based on years of historic research and the imagination of Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, this weekly podcast explores what #BuffaloSoldier Sergeant Elizy Boman, Troop "K," Ninth U.S. Cavalry, may have been thinking and feeling during his time dispatched to #Yosemite National Park (1903-1904). #NPS #BlackHistoryMonth #Museumhistory https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/buffspodcast16-30.htm
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This month we will be highlighting #blackHistoryMonth by recognizing the African American Regiments, also known as the #BuffaloSoldiers, that served in the #USArmy. Group photo of the 10th Cavalry in 1931.
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Happy 156th Birthday Kansas! Kansas entered the Union as the 34th state on January 29, 1861. Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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Please join the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum for a fun membership event at the Frontier Army Museum! January Membership Night: The Buffalo Soldier Legacy Presenter: Mr. Kelvin Crow, Fort Leavenworth Historian Tuesday, January 31st, from 6-8 pm Frontier Army Museum, Fort Leavenworth, KS Event cover photo: Buffalo soldiers of the 25th Infantry, some wearing buffalo robes, Ft. Keogh, Montana, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3g06161/
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From the Vault: Model 1882 20 gauge Trapdoor #shotgun. Issued to Western Regiments for #hunting small game. #museum #HistoryFacts
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History

The original collection began in 1938 when the wagon shop at Fort Leavenworth closed and the horse-drawn vehicles were relocated and called the "Old Rolling Wheels Museum."

In 1960, the museum was officially recognized as an Army Museum and has continued to preserve one of the finest collections of nineteenth century military artifacts in the country.

The Fort Leavenworth gallery highlights the importance of Fort Leavenworth's role in the exploration and expansion of the nation throughout the nineteenth century as well as its continuing role in soldier education.

The museum's main gallery highlights the efforts of the Frontier Army in exploration, expansion and protection of the Trans-Mississippi West from the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804) to the chase of Pancho Villa by General John Pershing (1916). The museum offers a unique look at the tools of soldiering used throughout this time period.

Plan your visit

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10-4pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all Federal Holidays. Admission is FREE to the public. Donations are welcome.

Tours: School visits and tour guides may request a guided tour with prior coordination.

Please call (913) 684-3191 to schedule a free guided tour.

Requests should be made at least one week in advance and a minimum of 15 guests is required.

Address: 100 Reynolds Ave, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027

For access on to the post please contact the Visitor Control Center (913) 684-3600.

Enter Fort Leavenworth through the Grant Gate at the intersection of Metropolitan and 7th Street. Continue north on Grant Avenue to Reynolds Avenue. Turn right, the museum is on the left. Park in the circle drive.

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Contact the Frontier Army Museum

Phone: (913) 684-3191

Email: usarmy.leavenworth.tradoc.mbx.csi-frontier-army-museum@mail.mil

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrontierArmyMuseum/