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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From the Vault: Deck of playing card, ca 1899. In order to battle bouts of boredom, soldiers would play cards games, sing, put on plays, read, and gamble. #Cards #USArmy #Games #KnowWhenToFoldThem #Boredom
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Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, originated in the years following the Civil War. On this day we honor the men and women would have died while serving in the U.S. Military. It became an official federal holiday in 1971. From the Vault: Fort Leavenworth Memorial Day Program, 1902. On Memorial Day 1902, General Henry Leavenworth was re-interred at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. The day included a parade and ceremony to honor the post&#39;s founder. #MemorialDay #USMilitary #USArmy #CivilWar #history #Remeber #Honor #DecorationDay Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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Built in 1892, Pope Hall was located on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas directly across from the old military prison. It served as a dance hall, recreation hall, post school, chapel, and golf club. In May 1957, it was destroyed by fire while being used for instruction in the tactical deployment of nuclear weapons. Fort Leavenworth Fire & Emergency Services #PopeHall #FortLeavenworth #History #Fire #USArmy #USDB Photo: Pope Hall fire, Museum Library Collection
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Earlier this month museum staff participated in the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum Museum Night. Museum Specialists Russ Ronspies and Megan Hunter discussed preservation techniques that you can do with your personal collection. Fort Leavenworth Lamp article: <a href="http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20180503/museum-specialists-share-preservation-tips-techniques" target="_blank">http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20180503/museum-specialists-share-preservation-tips-techniques</a> #Museum #Preservation #Treasures #CollectionsCare
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The original United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB), started in 1875 and completed in 1921, consisted of eight wings radiating from a central six-story rotunda. The wings held eight tiers of cells, stacked one upon the other. Each cell was 8-by-10-foot and consisted of a cot, table and chair. It was replaced by a newer facility in 2002 and demolished in 2004. From the Vault: Photograph USDB Cell block, c1900s. #MP #USDB #USArmy #FortLeavenworth #Castle #MilitaryPolice Fort Leavenworth, Kansas United States Army Military Police Corps 15th Military Police Brigade HHC, 40th MP BN
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May is National Military Appreciation Month National Military Appreciation Month is an opportunity for Army leadership at every level to raise awareness of service members&#39; contributions both on and off post, as well as deepen partnerships that support resilience and enhance the total wellness of the force. National Military Appreciation Month includes Loyalty Day (1st), VE Day (8th), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (12th), Armed Forces Day (20th), and Memorial Day (29th). Photo: Frontier Army Museum Collections, Fort Leavenworth Barracks Parade Grounds, ca 1880. #MilitaryAppreciationMonth #Honor #USArmy #NMAM Stationed at Fort Leavenworth
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Today in History: April 27th, 1865 On April 27th, 1865 the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history occurred. The steamboat Sultana exploded and sank while traveling up the Mississippi River, killing an estimated 1,800 people (the sinking of the Titanic killed 1,512 people). The boat was over capacity by 2,100 people. This explosion happened just weeks after the Civil War ended. The boat was packed with Union soldiers who had just been released from Confederate prison camps. <a href="https://www.npr.org/2015/04/27/402515205/the-shipwreck-that-led-confederate-veterans-to-risk-all-for-union-lives" target="_blank">https://www.npr.org/2015/04/27/402515205/the-shipwreck-that-led-confederate-veterans-to-risk-all-for-union-lives</a> Image courtesy of The Library of Congress #CivilWar #Boat #History #USArmy
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Part of the museum's mission is to preserve and safeguard 19th and early 20th century US Army material culture. While staff practice preventive conservation, there are times when an artifact needs treatment from a trained conservator. The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum support the museum's conservation efforts. Memberships and participation in fundraising events make it possible for the museum to preserve these artifacts for generations to come. Please enjoy this article from the Fort Leavenworth Lamp about the museum's current conservation project. Join us at 6pm on 1 May for Museum Night and learn how you can preserve your own artifacts at home! <a href="http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20180426/museum-seeks-to-preserve-restore-artifacts" target="_blank">http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20180426/museum-seeks-to-preserve-restore-artifacts</a> Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Spouses Club (FLSC) Leavenworth KS Convention & Visitors Bureau Fort Leavenworth Historical Society Leavenworth County Historical Society Army University Press
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Last week museum staff members delivered two artifacts to the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha, NE for conservation treatment. Over the next few months these items will be cared for by professional conservationists to stabilize and extend life of these artifacts. The first artifact is a ca. 1912 oil painting depicting two mounted Field Artillery officers in 1902 dress uniform in foreground. The painting has areas of flake loss and grime. A professional painting conservator will clean the painting, consolidate areas of active flake loss, attach the painting to a new custom stretcher, and apply a thin varnish. The second artifact is an Indian Wars era Buffalo overcoat. This overcoat was a short-lived winter apparel for soldiers stationed in the Northwest territories. The conservation for the coat will include testing for arsenic (a popular past pesticide treatment), vacuuming the coat, mending the torn areas (shoulders, pockets), and creating custom storage. Funding for treatments are made possible by the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum. We will be posting before and after updates on these items when they are completed. #conservation #museum #USArmy #artifacts #History
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April is the Month of the Military Child Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. From the Vault: Photograph, children cooling off on a hot day ca1890 #MilitaryChild #ArmyBrat #family #USArmy #ArmyFamily Ft Leavenworth Child & Youth Services
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April is the Month of the Military Child Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. From the Vault: Photograph "Capt. Kerwin & Family", ca1902. Ft Leavenworth Child & Youth Services
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Today in History: April 4th, 1940. Dark Command has its World Premiere in Lawrence, Kansas. Set in the years leading up to the Civil War and its outbreak, Dark Command tells a fictionalized version of the story of William Clarke Quantrill, the schoolteacher-turned-renegade. Starring JOHN WAYNE Claire Trevor Roy Rogers PBS <a href="http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/quantrill.htm" target="_blank">http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/quantrill.htm</a> #CivilWar #USArmy #Lawrence #JohnWayne #Kansas
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April is the Month of the Military Child Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. From the Vault: Metal Soldier, ca 1940 #MilitaryChild #ArmyBrat #family #USArmy #ArmyFamily Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Ft Leavenworth Child & Youth Services
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Photo: Army Blacksmith and Forge, Antietam, 1865. Stereograph showing a Union army blacksmith at work surrounded by horses and other men at General McClellan&#39;s headquarters in Antietam. Courtesy of The Library of Congress A stereograph is composed of two pictures mounted next to each other, viewed with a set of lenses known as a stereoscope. This technique was used to enable a three-dimensional effect, adding an illusion of depth to a flat image. #USArmy #ArmyHistory #Blacksmith #Antietam Antietam Historical Association
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Want to visit the Frontier Army Museum? All you need is a temporary pass to come on post! Come explore the rich history of the oldest active military post west of the Mississippi! Visitor Control Center (VCC) (913) 684-3600 1 Sherman Ave Fort Leavenworth, KS <a href="https://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil/index.php/my-fort/all-services/gate-information" target="_blank">https://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil/index.php/my-fort/all-services/gate-information</a>
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From the Vault: Combination Knife, Fork and Spoon Mess Set, c1860. This utensil has a spoon, knife, and fork attachment that all fold down for compact travel. It has a wooden handle and the attachments are steel. The blade is marked "E.H.S. The Knife Co." #USArmy #Spork #CivilWar #cooking #utensils
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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) 684-3191.

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

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