Frontier Army Museum

Frontier Army Museum Welcome to the official page of the Frontier Army Museum.
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The Frontier Army Museum holds almost 6500 objects in public trust. These objects are used to showcase the Frontier Army from the Exploration Expedition of Captain Lewis & Captain Clark to the Mexican Expedition to Capture Poncho Villa. The Museum also holds artifacts related to the history of Fort Leavenworth from its establishment in 1827 to modern day. The Fort Leavenworth Historical Society Gift Shop is located inside the Museum. Please contact the Visitor Control Center about visitation access to the post (913) 684-3600.

Mission: The Frontier Army Museum collects, preserves, and safeguards material culture associated with the United States Army of the 19th and early 20th centuries and uses its holdings to support Professional Military Education, promote collections-based research, develop educational materials, and educate 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 promote the command’s recruiting and retention programs and provide a venue for educational and community outreach programs in support of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth.

❗️✴️TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE!✴️❗️The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Be...
05/12/2019

❗️✴️TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE!✴️❗️

The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Best 2019 in museums for The Leavenworth Times Thank you all who nominated us! ❤️

Please take the time to show your love and support for the museum by casting your vote for the museum at
https://leavenworthtimes.gatehousecontests.com/Best-of-the-Best-2019/gallery?group=316732
Under People and Places, then under the Museum section

The voting runs from April 23rd-May 12th. Winners will be announced June 6th.

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Friends of the Frontier Army Museum Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Historical Society U.S. Army Center of Military History

#Museums #Vote #SupportLocal #FortLeavenworth #LeavenworthTimes #BestoftheBest2019 #USArmy #USHistory #MilitaryHistory

Today in History: 10 May 1869, First Transcontinental Railroad is completed. 🚂The Corps of Discovery, led by Meriweth...
05/10/2019

Today in History: 10 May 1869, First Transcontinental Railroad is completed. 🚂

The Corps of Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, created the first maps that described the topography of the trails and passages from the Mississippi River to the West coast. This led Congress to create the Topographical Engineers in 1838. Topographical surveys and reports, such as the Pacific Railroad Route Reports, played an important role in the planning and building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

The North and South disagreed where the line should be constructed for the Transcontinental Railroad. This stalled the project for more than a decade. The outbreak of the Civil War broke the stalemate and huge cash subsidies were granted to companies to build tracks across the country.

On 10 May 1869, Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railways held a ceremony in northern Utah to drive in the Golden Spike where the rails joined. The first transcontinental railroad connected the nation from coast to coast and reduced the four month journey to one week.

The Golden Spike is on display in the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.

#LewisandClark #Engineers #Trains #Railroad #History #USArmy #mapping #maps #topography #CoastToCoast #CivilWar

Union Pacific Railroad

Image citation: Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Happy 192nd Birthday Fort Leavenworth 🎉🎁From the Vault: Drawing of U.S. 3 Cent Stamp Commemorating the 125th Anniv...
05/08/2019

Happy 192nd Birthday Fort Leavenworth 🎉🎁

From the Vault: Drawing of U.S. 3 Cent Stamp Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Ft. Leavenworth, 1952.

7 March 1827 the War Department directs that a military post be established on the Missouri River near the mouth of the Little Platte River. Colonel Henry Leavenworth was assigned this mission and founded a cantonment on 8 May 1827. This temporary camp would come to be known as Fort Leavenworth.

Before the Civil War the post was used as a staging point for Western explorations, including Brig. Gen. Stephen Watts Kearney's 1846 Santa Fe expedition.

Today Fort Leavenworth is known as an educational hub. On post is the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College that "educates, trains and develops leaders for Unified Land Operations in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational operational environment."

#FortLeavenworth #Stamp #Anniversary #MissouriRiver #CGSC #USArmy #MilitaryHistory #Museum #History

The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Best 2019 in museums for The Leavenworth Times Thank you...
05/06/2019

The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Best 2019 in museums for The Leavenworth Times Thank you all who nominated us! ❤️

Please take the time to show your love and support for the museum by casting your vote for the museum at
https://leavenworthtimes.gatehousecontests.com/Best-of-the-Best-2019/gallery?group=316732
Under People and Places, then under the Museum section

The voting runs from April 23rd-May 12th. Winners will be announced June 6th.

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Historical Society Fort Leavenworth Friends of the Frontier Army Museum U.S. Army Center of Military History

#Museums #Vote #SupportLocal #FortLeavenworth #LeavenworthTimes #BestoftheBest2019 #USArmy #USHistory #MilitaryHistory

From the Vault: Oil Painting of Fort Leavenworth, ca1960.Built in 1872, this bridge served as a railroad and highway bri...
05/04/2019

From the Vault: Oil Painting of Fort Leavenworth, ca1960.

Built in 1872, this bridge served as a railroad and highway bridge. It was converted to a highway bridge from 1893-1909. It was a pedestrian bridge from 1909-1913. It survived two fires, one in 1904 and another in 1913. The War Department seized the bridge in 1917 and made it a vehicular bridge. The bride was in use until April 1955. The bridge was torn down in the 1960s and replaced with the Leavenworth Centennial Bridge.

#bridge #FortLeavenworth #OilPainting #Leavenworth

April is the month of the Military ChildFrom the Vault: Children of Capt.Raymond, ca1900.April 30th is National Military...
04/30/2019

April is the month of the Military Child

From the Vault: Children of Capt.Raymond, ca1900.

April 30th is National Military Brat Day. Congress has set aside a day each year as National Military Brats Day, so Americans can say thank you to these patriots, young and grown, for their dedication and sacrifice in the service of their country.

MILITARY BRATS MOTTO: “Children of the world, blown to all corners of the world, we bloom anywhere!” The Dandelion is the symbol military brats.

#MilitaryBrat #AprilMonthofMilitaryChild #USArmy #MilitaryChild

The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Best 2019 in museums for The Leavenworth Times. Thank yo...
04/28/2019

The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Best 2019 in museums for The Leavenworth Times. Thank you all who nominated us! ❤️

Please take the time to show your love and support for the museum by casting your vote for the museum at https://leavenworthtimes.gatehousecontests.com/Best-of-the-Best-2019/gallery?group=316732

Located under People and Places, find us in the Museum section

The voting runs from April 23rd-May 12th. Winners will be announced June 6th.

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Historical Society Friends of the Frontier Army Museum U.S. Army Center of Military History

#Museums #Vote #SupportLocal #FortLeavenworth #LeavenworthTimes #BestoftheBest2019 #USArmy #USHistory #MilitaryHistory

The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Best 2019 in museums for The Leavenworth Times. Thank yo...
04/23/2019

The Frontier Army Museum has been nominated for the Best of the Best 2019 in museums for The Leavenworth Times. Thank you all who nominated us! ❤️

Please take the time to show your love and support for the museum by casting your vote for the museum 🇺🇸

https://leavenworthtimes.gatehousecontests.com/Best-of-the-Best-2019/gallery?group=316732
Under People and Places, then the Museum section

The voting runs from April 23rd-May 12th. Winners will be announced June 6th.

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth Historical Society Fort Leavenworth Friends of the Frontier Army Museum U.S. Army Center of Military History

#Museums #Vote #SupportLocal #FortLeavenworth #LeavenworthTimes #BestoftheBest2019 #USArmy #USHistory #MilitaryHistory

April is Month of the Military ChildFrom the Vault: "Our Army and Navy in Action" sticker book, 1942#MilitaryChild #Stic...
04/20/2019

April is Month of the Military Child

From the Vault: "Our Army and Navy in Action" sticker book, 1942

#MilitaryChild #StickerBook #Army #Navy #WWII #USArmy

We love hosting staff rides at the museum! See below to hear about a recent CGSOC elective on the Civil War for the Inte...
04/15/2019

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.

The staff ride team recently started teaching its CGSOC elective on the Civil War for International Military Students. The course began at the Frontier Army Museum to soak in the material culture the museum offers. Students had the opportunity to get a hands-on experience with Civil War Weapons, artillery projectiles, and to try some homemade hard tack.

From the Vault: Signal Corps Class, practice in Telegraphy, ca1919.This image is a scan from a glass plate negative. It ...
04/15/2019

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

Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes TourWhen: Sunday, April 28; 1-5pmReservatios are require: starting on March 1st on FFAM ...
04/14/2019

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!

April is month of the Military ChildFrom the Vault: Children's Game of War, ca1900The game consists of 6 identical cardb...
04/12/2019

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

April is the Month of the Military ChildFrom the vault: Lt. Cooke's baby, ca1900.Each year, April is set aside as a mili...
04/09/2019

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

🍅🥕Did you know that the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth had a rehabilitative program for inmates th...
04/07/2019
New museum exhibit features USDB farm

🍅🥕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

Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final article in a series about new exhibit installations at the Frontier Army Museum.

Post families learned about frontier life during the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum’s Night at the Museum tours M...
04/05/2019
Night at Museum brings history to life

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

Post families learned about frontier life during the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum’s Night at the Museum tours March 22.

The volunteer organization Friends of the Frontier Army Museum held a contest for grades 2-8. Children were asked to cre...
04/03/2019
Fort Leavenworth Lamp

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

This is the fourth in a series about new exhibit installations at the Frontier Army Museum.

Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes TourWhen: Sunday, April 28; 1-5pmReservatios are require: starting on March 1st on FFAM ...
04/01/2019

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!

March is Women's History Month1943: Lt. Col. Mary Hallaren commanded the first women's battalion to go overseas.The Wome...
03/31/2019

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

March is Women's History Month Mary Edwards Walker was born on November 26, 1832 in Oswego, New York, and graduated from...
03/27/2019

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

The winning entries are on display at the museum. Come and check out these young artist's creations!!
03/25/2019

The winning entries are on display at the museum. Come and check out these young artist's creations!!

Thank you to all the students who entered our 1st annual Creative Exploration of the Frontier Contest and a big congratulations to our winners! We had some very creative entries that are now on display at the Frontier Army Museum in the front hallway gallery, so stop by and see our winners. Please contact [email protected] to coordinate pick up of winners certificates and prizes.

Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes TourWhen: Sunday, April 28; 1-5pmReservations are require: tickets available starting Ma...
03/24/2019

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!

Tomorrow is Night at the Museum. A free educational event for families! The event consist of a bugle demonstration and a...
03/21/2019
Night at the Museum slated Friday

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

The Frontier Army Museum on Fort Leavenworth will host Night at the Museum on Friday. The annual event, hosted by the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum,

March is Women's History MonthOn this day 21 March 1918Nurse Isabelle Stambaugh served on the front line of the British ...
03/21/2019

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

March is Women's History MonthThe Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was the women’s branch of the U.S. Army. In May 1941, U.S...
03/18/2019

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

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100 Reynolds Ave
Fort Leavenworth, KS
66027

Enter post thru Main gate on Grant St.(7th St.) Head North on Grant. Make a right on Reynolds Ave. The museum is on the left park in the circle drive.

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Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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