Friends of the Frontier Army Museum

History of the FFAM

The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum has been providing valuable volunteer and financial assistance to the Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth since 1969.

Our mission: We aim to support museum programs through fundraising and volunteer efforts. The funds raised through these activities represent more than 60% of the museum's operating budget. The funds are also used to acquire new artifacts and update exhibits. Our efforts enable the museum to offer visitors the Nation's premier collection highlighting the Frontier Army experience.

Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth

The Frontier Army Museum

The Frontier Army Museum is located in Andrews Hall at 100 Reynolds Avenue. Andrews Hall was built during World War II and, originally, was only supposed to be a temporary structure. It was a classroom and lecture hall for the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth during this period. The extra space was needed as CGSC's enrollment increased in response to the War.

Today, Andrews Hall is home to the Frontier Army Museum. The Museum depicts the Frontier Army (1817-1917) and the rich history of Fort Leavenworth (1827-present). The Museum is also home to the exhibit "Beyond Lewis and Clark- Exploring the West." Additionally, Museum visitors are able to view a carriage used by Abraham Lincoln during a Leavenworth visit in 1859 and an airplane used by the U.S. Army in the Puntive Expedition led by Brigadier General John J. Pershing in his pursuit of "Pancho" Villa in 1916.

We invite you to both visit the Frontier Army Museum and consider joining the effors of the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum as we support this valuable Fort Leavenworth site.