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.

Our Mission

The mission of the National Stars and Stripes Museum & Library is the documentation, preservation, and communication of the iconic story of the Stars and Stripes newspaper and the commitment and service of the Stars and Stripers, our servicemen and women, and everyday citizens through exhibits, educational outreach, and special programs to further our freedoms and values.

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Latest From The Museum

Spirit of Democracy

(EDITOR’S NOTE: To mark the 160th anniversary of Missouri-founded Stars and Stripes, our nation’s military newspaper, this is the first of a series of articles on the importance of commitment

Spirit of Democracy 2021

Spirit of Democracy 2021

The Second Annual Spirit of Democracy Celebration & Banquet will be held on November 6, 2021, at the Osage Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As we commemorate the 160th Anniversary

May 22 Kids Day

Fundraiser for Kyran Mitchell Kyran Mitchell is a local 9-year-old who was diagnosed with a rare form of connective tissue cancer (Rhabdomyosarcoma) in early 2020. After nearly a year of

D-Day in bloomfield

Learn more about the WWII D-Day landing in France at the Stars & Stripes Museum. The 326th Airborne Re-enactor’s Society is presenting D-Day in Bloomfield on Friday, June 11th &

Spirit of Democracy 2021

On behalf of the National Stars and Stripes Museum & Library, we would like to welcome you to The Second Annual Spirit of Democracy Silent Auction & Banquet on November

Liberty Days

Living history timeline, food vendors, craft vendors, music, entertainment and more. Stay tuned for more information.