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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We love hosting staff rides at the museum! See below to hear about a recent CGSOC elective on the Civil War for the International Military Students.
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From the Vault: Signal Corps Class, practice in Telegraphy, ca1919. This image is a scan from a glass plate negative. It has been inverted to show the original image. Early radiotelephones developed by the Signal Corps were introduced into the European theater in 1918. While the new American voice radios were superior to the radiotelegraph sets, telephone and telegraph remained the major technology of World War I. #SignalCorps #Telegraph #USArmy #Museum #History US Army Signal Corps
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Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes Tour When: Sunday, April 28; 1-5pm Reservatios are require: starting on March 1st on FFAM website (www.ffam.us) Cost: $20 Note: Tour is not handicapped accessible and not suitable for children under 12. Spend a Sunday afternoon touring Fort Leavenworth’s beautiful historic homes. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the gorgeous interiors and stately views from these residences. Be sure to save the date for this event!
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April is month of the Military Child From the Vault: Children's Game of War, ca1900 The game consists of 6 identical cardboard cutouts soldiers in red uniform coat, skyblue trousers,and leggings.They wear ammo belts and hold rifles. #ChildrenGame #BoardGame #MilitaryChild #USArmy
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April is the Month of the Military Child From the vault: Lt. Cooke's baby, ca1900. Each year, April is set aside as a military child appreciation month,officially know as Month of the Military Child. With its start in the mid-1980s, the Pentagon and other military support organizations and agencies use the month to recognize military kids for their sacrifice and bravery on the homefront. #MilitaryChild #April #USArmy #MilitaryFamily #baby #History
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🍅🥕Did you know that the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth had a rehabilitative program for inmates that included farms and gardens? Established in 1914, the USDB used inmates as a source of labor to sustain several farms and gardens which included greenhouses 🌷, poultry houses 🐥, dairy barns 🐮 and swine barns 🐷. Stop by the museum to see our new exhibit about this fascinating topic! Thank you to Fort Leavenworth Lamp for their wonderful coverage of new hallway installations. http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20190404/new-museum-exhibit-features-usdb-farm #Farm #OldMacDonald #USDB #Prison #Greenhouse #Greenthumb #Chickens #Pigs #Flowers #Gardens #MuseumHistory #USArmy #ArmyHistory #FortLeavenworth
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Post families learned about frontier life during the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum’s Night at the Museum tours March 22. The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum hosted the annual Education Night at the museum on March 22. The night consisted of a bugle demonstration and a guided tour in which guests inetracted with living history actors. It was a great success! To read more about this wonderful event, please see Fort Leavenworth Lamp article. http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20190328/night-at-museum-brings-history-to-life?fbclid=IwAR0B7n1n_YVeGqisbv70OiTN-hSl6ItofXOuI9zvaJVQelTRXAxUl4abBLo #FFAM #volunteer #bugle #Education #Museum #USArmy #Music #LivingHistory
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The volunteer organization Friends of the Frontier Army Museum held a contest for grades 2-8. Children were asked to create art projects and a short essay to explain life on the frontier. The winning submissions are currently on display at the museum. Please read all about this wonderful display in the Fort Leavenworth Lamp article below. #livinghistory #frontierlife #volunteers #FFAM #Museum #Museumhistory #USARmy #Armyhistory #Education
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"Servant leadership places importance on the organization’s people as its concern. By focusing on their needs, the… https://t.co/ncxJ1okLCg
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Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes Tour When: Sunday, April 28; 1-5pm Reservatios are require: starting on March 1st on FFAM website (www.ffam.us) Cost: $20 Note: Tour is not handicapped accessible and not suitable for children under 12. Spend a Sunday afternoon touring Fort Leavenworth’s beautiful historic homes. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the gorgeous interiors and stately views from these residences. Be sure to save the date for this event!
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March is Women's History Month 1943: Lt. Col. Mary Hallaren commanded the first women's battalion to go overseas. The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, or WAC, was established in May of 1942. Lt. Col. Mary Hallaren was a member of its first officer training class. Shortly after the first class graduated, U.S. field commanders were calling for a female battalion to help overseas. Hallaren became that battalion's commander. After arriving in England, Halleran began touring the posts and facilities where her WACs would be working. The commandant at the first post she visited welcomed the female Soldiers, but not the regulations that accompanied them. In 1948, Hallaren helped work on the legislation to make WAC a permanent part of the regular Army and Reserves. For more amazing profiles of Women in the U.S.Army, please visit: https://www.army.mil/women/profiles/ #WomensHistoryMonth #USArmy #WWII #History #Museum #WAC #WomenintheArmy #Army
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March is Women's History Month Mary Edwards Walker was born on November 26, 1832 in Oswego, New York, and graduated from Syracuse Medical College in 1855. Rejected by the Union Army for service as a doctor during the Civil War, she served as a nurse for three years. In 1864, Walker was appointed assistant surgeon under contract to the Army and became the first woman doctor to serve with the Army Medical Corps. Captured by Confederate troops, she was a prisoner of war for four months until her exchange for a Confederate prisoner of war. On January 24, 1866, Mary Edwards Walker became the first woman to receive the Medal of Honor for her outstanding service in the Civil War. Artifact: Frontier Army Museum Collection; Surgeon Instrument Case, Instrument, Surgeons, Circa 1845 Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress Holyland, J, photographer. Mary E. Walker. United States, None. [Between 1860 and 1870] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009632140/. #WomensHistoryMonth #CivilWar #Doctor #Surgeon #POW #MedalofHonor #ArmyMedicalCorps U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) U.S.Army Munson Army Health Center
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The winning entries are on display at the museum. Come and check out these young artist's creations!!
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Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes Tour When: Sunday, April 28; 1-5pm Reservations are require: tickets available starting March 1st on FFAM website (www.ffam.us) Cost: $20 Note: Tour is not handicapped accessible and not suitable for children under 12. Spend a Sunday afternoon touring Fort Leavenworth’s beautiful historic homes. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the gorgeous interiors and stately views from these residences. Be sure to save the date for this event!
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Tomorrow is Night at the Museum. A free educational event for families! The event consist of a bugle demonstration and a 35 minute tour with living exhibits. Tours run every 15 minutes from 6-8:30pm. Please pre-register for tour times at https://www.ffam.us/museum-nights Friends of the Frontier Army Museum Stationed at Fort Leavenworth https://www.leavenworthtimes.com/news/20190321/night-at-museum-slated-friday
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March is Women's History Month On this day 21 March 1918 Nurse Isabelle Stambaugh served on the front line of the British Causality Clearing during WWI. Stambaugh was seriously injured during an air raid when shells fell on an operating room during surgery. After recovering from her wounds, she returned to service. She was cited by Field Marshal Douglas Haig for bravery under fire. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on 27 June, 1919 by the US Secretary of War Newton Baker. U.S. Army U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Munson Army Health Center #WomensHistoryMonth #Womeninthemilitary #nurses #WWI #distinguishedservicecross #bravery
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CSM Shawn Carns argues for "...forging relationships and trust with those around you," as the key to effective lead… https://t.co/usyqD0miCt
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March is Women's History Month The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was the women’s branch of the U.S. Army. In May 1941, U.S. Representative Edith Nourse Rogers proposed a bill for the creation of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps to help with the war effort. On May 14, 1942, Congress approved the creation of WAAC, and the next day President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill into law. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor motivated this decision. WAAC was established "for the purpose of making available to the national defense the knowledge, skill, and special training of women of the nation." On July 1, 1943, WAAC was given active duty status, becoming WAC. Nearly 150,000 American women served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. Many of these women served throughout the world with the Army Ground Forces, the Army Service Forces, and the Army Air Forces, in a variety of supporting, non-combat roles. The majority of WACs served with the Army Service Forces. The WAC was disbanded in 1978, and all units were integrated with male units. Image courtesy of The Library of Congress: Crandell, Bradshaw, Artist, and Funder/Sponsor United States Army. Recruiting Publicity Bureau. Are you a girl with star-spangled heart?--Join the WAC now!--Thousands of Army jobs need filling! / Bradshaw Crandell. , 1943. [Recruiting Publicity Bureau United States Army] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/90712746/. History of WAC provided by: https://www.atomicheritage.org/history/womens-army-corps-wac #WAC #Womeninmilitary #USArmy #womenshistorymonth #History #Museum #WWII #WAAC #Roosevelt #AirForce U.S.Army
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Come and see the new exhibit about the history of the Reception Center at the Frontier Army Museum. This is the third in a series about new exhibit installations at the museum. “There were over 300,000 men that processed in here at Fort Leavenworth. Initially, when the Reception Center was built, they were thinking they were only going to have 500 to 1,000 men process through this station, and they realized then that they were going to need to build more barracks and prepare,” said Russ Ronspies, FAM museum specialist. http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20190314/museum-spotlights-reception-center?tag=1 Fort Leavenworth Lamp Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth #WWII #ReceptionCenter #USArmy #ArmyHistory #FortLeavenworth
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When: March 22, 2019; 6-8pm Where: Frontier Army Museum Reservation are required for a guided tour: starting on March 1st via the registration form that will posted on Facebook and the FFAM website (www.ffam.us) Cost: Free! Children ages 5-13 are invited to attend (with at least one parent) and experience the Frontier Army Museum as never before as a tour guide brings you through the exhibits as they come alive and share the interesting history and exciting facts about life on the frontier. Tours will leave every 15 minutes starting at 6:00 pm until the final tour at 8:30 pm. This is a fun event for the entire family, and a chance to see history come to life in the FFAM version of The Night at the Museum.
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Please enjoy the second article in a series about new exhibit installations at the Frontier Army Museum http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20190307/museum-shares-history-of-military-prison Fort Leavenworth Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Lamp Friends of the Frontier Army Museum #USDB #MP #militaryprison #police #history #USArmy
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Today is International Women's Day! 🎉 Celebrating women's achievements throughout history. 1942: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first director of the WAAC and Women's Army Corps and the first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Hobby became the first woman sworn into the Women's Army Corps, July 5, 1943. From 1942 to 1945, Hobby served as director of the Women's Army Corps, and as a result of the success she achieved in this position, was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. On April 11, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower named her head of the Federal Security Agency, and later that year, she was elevated to a cabinet position in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as its first secretary - a position she held until 1955. For more amazing women in the army profiles, please visit: https://www.army.mil/women/profiles/ U.S.Army #BalanceforBetter #InternationalWomensDay #WomensHistoryMonth #USArmy #MilitaryWomen #WAAC #WAC #healtheducationwelfare
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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: For further information please email or call (913) 684-3186.

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) 684-3186

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

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