About The Museum
Preserving our nation’s military newspaper and celebrating the commitment and service of Stars & Stripers, our valiant military, and our citizens!
The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library
Located in Bloomfield, Missouri, the designated birthplace of the Stars and Stripes by the US Department of Defense, the Museum collects, documents, celebrates, interprets, and preserves material related to the creation and continuing history of the Stars and Stripes, our nation’s military newspaper.
Through exhibits and programs, the National Stars and Stripes Museum/Library offers a unique and important view of some of the most pivotal moments in modern history. The Museum highlights the history of the Stars and Stripes from the very first issue, printed by Union troops in November 1861, through the wars of the 20th century and into modern era.
In our publicly accessible archives, researchers can access our historical collection of the Stars and Stripes and related military history collections.
The Museum receives no government funding for operating expenses and admission is free, therefore we rely heavily on private donations to help pay the bills. Your donation helps us share these stories with future generations.
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.
Meet Our Team
Our wonderful staff is the secret to the museum and library’s success!
The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library offers many benefits to the community.