New Exhibit scheduled to open 5 May

546B State Route 333, Tijeras, NM  87059                (505) 504-6830                                


Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center (MAMF)

For additional information: Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, Executive Director: 505 504-6830

April 28, 2019

Still Shouting – Memories from Inside the Closetopens in the MAMF Galleries at 10:30 am on Sunday, May 5 as a follow-on to the Inside Outexhibit which won the 2018 prestigious Albert B. Corey Award given by the American Association for State and Local History, gaining national recognition for the Tijeras museum.

Still Shoutingis the history of the LGBT military veterans before and after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” both while on active duty and upon returning to communities back home. MAMF has also published an anthology – SHOUT! Sharing our Truth –of first-hand stories  by LGBT veterans and veteran family members. A reader posted on the MAMF website that “This is an important collection of personal narratives… that are emotionally compelling… an important document of voices that matter.”  

Both exhibits have been created in collaboration with the Veterans Administration Medical Center LGBT Program offices , Sandia National Labs Pride Alliance, Kirtland AFB Gay-Straight Alliance and American Veterans for Equal Rights. 

Military uniforms, re-purposed into works of art, will be on display in the new MAMF Performance and Meeting Space, and, as the MAMF Director says, “the exhibit will share with the public unique stories that have not often been told.”

All seven MAMF galleries will be open during this show so visitors can see presentations on “A Military Kid’s Life,” “The Military Spouse – We Also Serve”; “Addiction and Recovery”; “Coming Home”; “Pride”; “Loss”; and “Schooling with Uncle Sam” – a look at the world-wide school system operated by the Department of Defense.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Hours are 10:30 to 5:00 Saturdays through Wednesdays. MAMF is on Old Route 66 (Central Avenue) seven miles east of Tramway (Interchange 175 off I-40), right next to Molly’s Bar.

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