Board Member Jim Martin presents the Stars and Stripes Proclamation for Independence, Missouri to Mayor Rory Rowland

Day 1: August 10, 2022 – Independence, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri

Board Member, Jim Martin is kicking off the first leg of a 4,400-mile, 23-day Journey recognizing cities from Missouri to the West Coast that are working to embrace, celebrate, encourage, and promote citizenship, commitment, and service within their communities. We will be posting his progress, including pictures and links to radio or other media interviews […]

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2020 Kids Night Activities Schedule

Kids Night at the Museum

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 a hands-on activity and a short educational lesson. Registration forms can be picked up at the museum or emailed to you directly. Registration forms must

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Civil War Stars and Stripes Staff

The Union Soldiers of 1861 The First Stars & Stripes Staff The Publishers: BENSON T. ATHERTON of Fairfield, Illinois was the publisher of the Prairie Pioneer. He was a private in Company G 18th Illinois Infantry.  Atherton was wounded during February 1862 at Fort Donelson, Tennessee and sent home to recover.  He later returned to duty, but by a special

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History of the Museum

When the idea of a museum of national stature was proposed to be located in Bloomfield, Missouri, many asked, “Why Bloomfield?” Ken Zumwalt, an editor who served on six editions of the Stars and Stripes after WWII, said, “Why not Bloomfield?” While others suggested that such an important tribute to history should be located in our nation’s

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