Preserving Our Nation’s Military Newspaper

The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library is located in Bloomfield, Missouri. It is dedicated to the preservation and history of the Stars and Stripes Newspaper and the US Armed Forces.


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Our Mission

The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving materials related to the creation and continued history of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper.

By preserving and interpreting the Stars and Stripes and making its archives available, the museum and library seek to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the newspaper’s role in American and world history.

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With over 7,000 square feet of attractive multimedia exhibits, visitors see the American military history from a different perspective.


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Latest From The Museum


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Liberty Days

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September 28, 2020
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Come celebrate the 8th annual Liberty Days 2020. Visitors will be able to walk through encampments from the Revolutionary War to Read More →


Famous quotes about the Stars and Stripes military newspaper

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August 8, 2020
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I do not believe that any one factor could have done more to sustain the morale of the A.E.F. than The Stars and Stripes. General John J. (Blackjack) Pershing This Read More →

2020 Kids Night Activities Schedule


Kids Night at the Museum

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August 6, 2020
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Please join us for Kids Night at the Museum! On the second Monday of each month, The Stars and Stripes Museum and Library holds a fun history-related workshop which includes Read More →

Front Page of the January 19, 1944 issue of The Stars and Stripes


Bombers Hail One-Man Air Force

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August 1, 2020
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In the January 19, 1944 issue of the American Military newspaper, The Stars and Stripes, is what should be considered one of the reporter’s Andy Rooney’s very best Stripes articles. Read More →

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Spirit of Democracy

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July 30, 2020
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Time & LocationOct 10, 7:00 PMCape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA Read More →

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COVID-19 Update – July 27, 2020

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July 27, 2020
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We are happy to report the museum is once again open to visitors. We are following the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Therefore, we are limited to 50 visitors in Read More →

The first Stars and Stripes Newspaper from 1861


The History of The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library

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July 27, 2020
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This video is about the first Stars and Stripes newspaper published during the Civil War and how the Museum got the paper. It features Jim Mayo, founding member of the Read More →

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Hello world!

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July 19, 2020
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Welcome to The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library! This is our first post. Read More →



Trivia/Silent Auction Fundraiser 2019

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February 14, 2019
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Trivia/Silent Auction Fundraiser 2019 photo gallery Read More →

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