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.

Plan Your Visit

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Latest From The Museum

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Our 3rd Annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa event will take place on Saturday, December 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so make sure you stop by and see

Spirit of Democracy

Spirit of Democracy 2021

The National Stars & Stripes Museum/Library celebrated the 160th anniversary of the Civil War Stars & Stripes newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Saturday, November 6. With more than 400

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

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