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Frontier Army Museum

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The collection of the Frontier Army Museum reflects the mission of the museum to collect, preserve, manage, research and utilize for educational purposes, historically significant property pertaining to the history of the Frontier Army (1804-1917) and Fort Leavenworth (1827- present) including its role in the development of education and technology. The original collection began in 1939 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 museum 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 Punitive Expedition involving General John Pershing (1916), and the importance of Fort Leavenworth's role in the exploration and expansion of the nation throughout the nineteenth century and its continuing role in soldier education. The museum is located at 100 Reynolds Avenue, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and is open to the public Monday through Friday 0900 to 1600 and Saturdays 1000 to 1600, and closed on all Federal holidays. For additional information about the Frontier Army Museum and its collections, please send email inquiries to leav-fam@conus.army.mil or call 913-684-3186.

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