Friends of the Frontier Army Museum

Friends of the Frontier Army Museum Formerly known as the Musettes, this group of volunteers has been helping support the museum programs for over 20 years. Active in all aspects of the museum, the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum raise money for artifact purchases and new exhibits
Friends of the Frontier Army Museum, or "The Friends" as we are better known, is a social organization in the Fort Leavenworth community. We are made up of spouses, retirees, Servicemembers, civilians, and families. Each year we plan fun events for our members and for the community to help raise money to keep the Frontier Army Museum going. We organize the Haunted Tour of Fort Leavenworth yearly, and host the Historic Tour of Homes each year. If you are interested in joining the Friends, contact us today by sending us a message through Facebook or visiting our website. www.ffam.us

For detailed information about The Friends, please visit our website! www.ffam.us

Frontier Army Museum
05/08/2019

Frontier Army Museum

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

Frontier Army Museum
05/06/2019

Frontier Army Museum

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

Frontier Army Museum
05/04/2019

Frontier Army Museum

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

Please join us for the last event of the FFAM 2018-19 year!
05/03/2019

Please join us for the last event of the FFAM 2018-19 year!

Frontier Army Museum
04/30/2019

Frontier Army Museum

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

04/28/2019

Thanks to all who came out today for the Historic Homes Tour! Special ‘thank you’ to all of our fabulous volunteers and residents!! We could not make this event happen without all of you!!

Tomorrow is the day!! You can purchase tickets today from 8-12 in the Bell Hall Parking Lot while you are out hitting th...
04/27/2019

Tomorrow is the day!!

You can purchase tickets today from 8-12 in the Bell Hall Parking Lot while you are out hitting the yard sales!

#fortleavenworth #history #ffam #historichomestour

04/23/2019

We are less than a week away from the The Annual Fort Leavenwoth Historic Homes Tour! We are so exited and would love for you to join us! You can purchase tickets online (see event for link) or at the door. Grab your friends and come out for a great afternoon!

This is AMAZING! Please make sure to cast your vote for the Frontier Army Museum!
04/23/2019

This is AMAZING!
Please make sure to cast your vote for the Frontier Army Museum!

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

Frontier Army Museum
04/05/2019
Frontier Army Museum

Frontier Army Museum

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

Thank you to all the students who entered our 1st annual Creative Exploration of the Frontier Contest and a big congratu...
03/23/2019

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.

Frontier Army Museum
03/01/2019

Frontier Army Museum

March is Women's History Month

Maj. Della H. Raney becomes the first black chief nurse commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp in 1942.

Della H. Raney was born in Suffolk, Virginia, on January 10, 1912. A graduate of the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina, Raney was the first African-American nurse commissioned a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Raney was promoted to captain in 1945. After the war, she was assigned to head the nursing staff at the station hospital at Camp Beale, California. In 1946, she was promoted to major and served a tour of duty in Japan. Major Raney retired in 1978.

For more amazing profiles of women in the military, please visit: https://www.army.mil/women/profiles/

U.S. Army U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Munson Army Health Center
#WomensHistoryMonth #USArmy #MilitaryWomen #WAAC #WAC #healtheducationwelfare

Fort Leavenworth Museum Gift Shop
02/26/2019

Fort Leavenworth Museum Gift Shop

Map for the History Buff!

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth
02/16/2019

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth

Winter in Kansas #KansasHistory #ThrowbackThursday
"Stay warm out there this week! Winter on the Plains can be brutal - but even in the 1860's, the bitter cold and heavy snows were not enough to stop all traffic on the trail! Freighters, stagecoach traffic, the Pony Express, and military personnel used the trail year-round. Road ranches like Hollenberg Station provided shelter for travelers braving the dangerous weather. Margaret Carrington, the wife of General Henry Carrington, recalls her experience with winter trail travel while traveling from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Sedgewick in her journal:

"Just at dark, one bitter November afternoon in 1865, when drifting snows obscured all advance, we struck a ranche. It had but one story, was long and narrow, and was divided into three apartments, each having a front window and door. Two Acheson [sic] coaches, respectively bound east and west, with the California and Salt Lake City mails, were in front, looking as if they had stood there for six months through accumulating snow; and yet they were only waiting for their drivers and forlorn passengers to thaw and feed, and for the stock to do the same."
#kansashistory #oregontrail #winter #tbt

The image is titled "Famine in Kansas," and was published in the New York Illustrated News on February 23rd, 1861."

- As shared by Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site.

Good weekend to get your teens started on their essays.  Deadline is April 1st.  Check out our website for all the detai...
02/15/2019

Good weekend to get your teens started on their essays. Deadline is April 1st. Check out our website for all the details.

Frontier Army Museum - Discovering Our Past
02/15/2019
Frontier Army Museum - Discovering Our Past

Frontier Army Museum - Discovering Our Past

It amazes us when we visit a site that we have been so close to, for many years, but have never explored. The Frontier Army Museum, at For Leavenworth, is a prime example. Oh, we've been to Leavenworth plenty of times, and even quite a few on the Fort Leavenworth Army

Frontier Army Museum
02/14/2019

Frontier Army Museum

❤️Happy Valentine's Day!❤️

From the Vault: Sweetheart pillow case, ca1935.

U.S. ARMY

Sweetheart,
I thought that you would like to know
That someone's thoughts go where you go:
That someone can never forget
The hours we spent since we first met.
That life is richer sweeter far,
for such a sweetheart as you are.
And now my constant prayer will be
That God may keep you safe for me

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

#HappyValentinesDay #Love #sweetheart #ArmyLove #USarmy #FortLeavenworth #Pillowcase #history

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth
02/13/2019

Stationed at Fort Leavenworth

#BlackHistoryMonth #FanShare
"George Washington Carver wasn’t the guy who invented peanut butter, even though you were taught that in school.

What he ACTUALLY did was much, much more important. In the post-war South, the economy and environment were in absolute shambles. The soil throughout the Black Belt was exhausted and eroded from centuries of over-farming cotton. Freedmen were left hungry and destitute after being emancipated without reparations, and poor whites weren’t doing well at all, either. There was an epidemic of scurvy, starvation, and anemia.

Carver was famous for “working with peanuts” but peanut butter isn’t the big deal here. It was Carver who discovered that legumes can enrich soil with nitrogen and prevent erosion, and peanuts are a high-calorie, high-protein food. He cultivated specific strains of peanut that thrived in the most barren land in the South and promoted their use.

He also studied dozens of other plants, fine-tuning the exact needs and benefits of each variety, and found ways that the poorest farmers could actually IMPROVE, rather than EXHAUST, their soil and could actually feed their families. He taught thousands of people how to heal the wounds that slavery had left on the land and on the economy.

So peanut butter... no, not really. A paste preparation was one of the methods of preparing peanuts that he promoted, but it had existed among indigenous Central Americans for centuries and it really wasn’t his greatest accomplishment.

I think it’s time to remember George Washington Carver not as the reason you have Jif, but as the reason that starvation didn’t kill half the population of the Southeast."

- Story by Juniper Russo.

Have you visited The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Army Museum’s Tribute Trail?The Tribute Trail project is an initiative ...
02/13/2019

Have you visited The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Army Museum’s Tribute Trail?

The Tribute Trail project is an initiative designed to beautify the front landscape of the museum and pay tribute to individual people connected to Fort Leavenworth. Our Frontier Tribute Trail bricks make wonderful gifts to commemorate your time at Fort Leavenworth!

Congratulate a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officer Course or the School of Advanced Military Studies with the gift of a personalized brick.

For more information check out our website:

https://www.ffam.us/tribute-trail

**Bricks must be purchased by March 8th for placement in the Brick Laying Ceremony on May 14th.**

Read all about our recent Museum Night with special guest Steve Kaighen.
02/12/2019
Hobbyist shares archaeological finds

Read all about our recent Museum Night with special guest Steve Kaighen.

Steve Kaighen has had a love for military history since he was 13 years old and that love has led to his work as an avocational archaeologist for the last

Frontier Army Museum
02/09/2019

Frontier Army Museum

February is Black History Month

From the Vault: 10th Regiment U.S. Cavalry Standard, ca1900.

Made of wool bunting, it consists of 45 applied cotton stars and lined with gold fringe along the edges. This national cavalry standard was used by the 10th Cavalry from 1898-c1902. The 10th was formed as a segregated African-American unit during peacetime in 1866 and is known as one of the original "Buffalo Soldiers" regiments. The motto of the 10th Cavalry is "Ready and Forward".

#BlackHistoryMonth #Buffalosoldiers #10thCavalry #Cavalry #NationalStandard #AmericanFlag #FortLeavenworth #USArmy #Museum #History

02/06/2019

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum have two great opportunities for volunteering, Night at the Museum on March 22nd, and the annual Historic Homes Tour (HHT) happening on April 28th. If you're interested in volunteering for either event, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]. If you'd like to help with the behind-the-scenes planning for the HHT, feel free to come to our first committee meeting Monday, Feb. 11th, at noon. It will be held at the museum.

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to our inaugural Creative Exploration of the Frontier Contest. We are so exc...
02/06/2019

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to our inaugural Creative Exploration of the Frontier Contest. We are so excited about the creative and thoughtful works of arts, stories, and performances that were submitted. All entries will be on display at the Frontier Army Museum in the Fort Leavenworth Gallery from now until the end of the school year, so stop by and check them out. Winners of the contest will be announced on March 22, 2019, at the FFAM Night at the Museum event. We will notify participants prior to the event with more information.

Today is the LAST day to submit your entry for the Creative Exploration of the Frontier Contest!
02/01/2019

Today is the LAST day to submit your entry for the Creative Exploration of the Frontier Contest!

The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum (FFAM) at Fort Leavenworth invite students in grades 2-8 to participate in our inaugural Creative Exploration of the Frontier Contest. Participants will learn about life on the frontier and demonstrate their understanding by creating a fun and engaging story, art project, skit, or song to submit for the contest.

The contest begins on December 1. All entries must be submitted by Friday, February 1, 2019. Entries may be submitted digitally to http://bit.ly/ffamcreativecontest.

Entries not submitted digitally may be turned in on Friday, February 1st at the museum between 10am-4pm.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category: picture book, art, and performance.

Prizes will be presented at the FFAM Museum Night on March 22, 2019.

For contest rules and more information, visit the FFAM website:

https://www.ffam.us/creative-exploration-contest

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