Since 2011, we have been searching for our permanent home--
Do you know how the museum started?
"The Museum of the American Military Family came into being one winter night as I sat watching the news, thinking about my Army son deployed overseas. I tried to imagine being in his circumstances, and ended up scaring myself more than anything else. Like so many military moms, I hoped my son would serve his country proudly, carry out the mission success- fully and come home safe, sound, in one piece—and soon.
It occurred to me at that instant, other military moms were having the same thoughts as I. In fact, millions of other military mothers, military spouses, and children, regardless of nationality, or where they were located on the globe, were having similar wishes and hopes for their loved ones.
And I thought: we military families are tough. We hold it together for the sake of our kids, for our spouses, for our parents--and for ourselves! If we fall apart, it affects our troops, and indirectly, the mission. So when the chips are down, we grit our teeth, brace ourselves and keep on going. Ever since there have been armies, there have been families supporting them-- and supporting each other.
That’s when I got the idea: someone should dedicate a museum to the military family! And then the second thought: Maybe I should dedicate a museum to the military family.
And so the Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center was born."
---- Circe Olson Woessner
More information about Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center:
Our Vision: The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center is where people with shared and converging paths come together as community, inspiring a sense of place and history. As a repository for their stories, we shape the future by preserving our heritage, recording its evolution, and inviting dialogue by sharing our experiences with the world.
Our Mission: The Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center brings together people to honor those who also served–America’s Military Families. We are an all-volunteer- 501c3 nonprofit museum. We have no paid board or staff members and we are dedicated to curating and preserving military family history.
- Art Harris
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