Preserving Our Nation’s Military Newspaper


Welcome to The Stars and Stripes National Museum and Library. Located in Bloomfield, Missouri, our institution is committed to preserving the history of the Stars and Stripes Newspaper and the US Armed Forces. Join us in exploring the fascinating stories and pivotal moments that have shaped our nation’s military history.

Our Mission

The Stars and Stripes National Museum and Library documents, collects, preserves, and exhibits materials related to the history, work, contents, scope and role of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper from its origins to the present. The Museum and Library seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Stars and Stripes’ important role in history by preserving, interpreting, and making its archives available to those who are interested in using its resources for research purposes.

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We are thrilled to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new 3,300 square foot addition to the Stars and Stripes National Museum and Library on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at

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