Our Programs & Exhibits

Take a video tour of our museum and learning center.

 “Far different from your standard museum & 

a whole lot better too!”

We are a museum, a research destination, a library and a community hub. We ship Operation Footlocker to destinations around the country–or across town. Our museum press publishes quality books–anthologies, novels, short stories and cookbooks. Our play SHOUT! and E Pluribus Unum: GRAICE Under Pressure look at service through different lenses. Our permanent and rotating exhibits educate and entertain.

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“Incredible undertaking– great museum! 

Wonderful collection thanks, long needed. 

This is very interesting. I’ve learned a few 

things. I want to come back when I have 

more time!”

These are our rotating exhibits:

GI JOKES: A Somewhat Light-hearted Look at Military Life Created by Stacy Marinaro and Ron Panebouef, curated by Circe Olson Woessner, GI Jokes looks at military humor and use of cartoons in the military. Contributors to the exhibit include comments and art by cartoonists Jeff Bacon and Mark Baker.

Perspectives-a traveling exhibit of 25 photos and quotes about Military Life

Schooling With Uncle Sam  –An exhibit created by the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF),“Schooling with Uncle Sam” uses quotes, photos, documents, and artifacts gathered from around the world from former students, teachers, administrators, and military personnel and curated by MAMF volunteers with decades of experience in the DoD schools.

“ I was extremely moved to laughter and 

tears. As a brat and then as a DOD teacher for 

31 years, lots of this resonated with me.”

Inside Out -a display of dozens of uniform shirts turned inside out telling the stories of LGBTQ veterans.

“Thank you for doing the hard work to telling 

a more complete story of the military 


Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family

Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family, was the first major exhibit for the Museum. Conceived and Curated by the Museum’s Executive Director, Dr. Circe Olson Woessner and written by Caroline LeBlanc, Writer in Residence, the exhibit details concepts that every American family can relate to and especially military families.  They include Pride, Sacrifice, and Service, among others.

Sacrifice & Service was exhibited at the Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, at the Lea County Museum and debuted at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (Nuclear Museum.) These are the various flyers from the exhibit.