September 25, 2011 News

News Release                                                                                   Sept. 25, 2011

Contact:  Bill Armstrong

Email:  militaryfamilymuseum@comcast.net

Museum Devoted to American Military Family

ALBUQUERQUE – Wanted:  stories of your life in an American military family.  The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center is gathering stories and photos for its Web site and Facebook page to share the rich experiences of American military families.  The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center is a nonprofit organization created to present an opportunity for people to tell their personal stories about life at home and abroad, either in uniform, as military dependents, or as civilian workers on military installations.

“We want to inspire young people to learn about and uphold the ideals of national service and to inform the general public of the cost and sacrifices our military families experience as part of our national security,” said Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, the museum’s Executive Director.

The museum is currently planning a special World War II exhibit for spring 2012.  Anyone wishing to contribute items for that exhibit should contact the museum via email at militaryfamilymuseum@comcast.net.

The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center strives, through oral histories, interactive displays, the fine arts, and rotating exhibits, to create a unique environment in which military and civilian families of all ages, abilities and experiences

can feel free to imagine, relive, and understand the impact it has had on American families for generations.

Though not yet a “brick and mortar” museum, the organization currently has a virtual existence on the Web as well as on Facebook.  The Web site has multiple galleries of photos by category, along with personal experiences submitted by visitors.  The Web

address is http://www.museumoftheamericanmilitaryfamily.org. The museum’s Facebook page can be

found at http://www.facebook.com/MuseumoftheAmericanMilitaryFamily

To submit your digital photos, written stories or audio/video memories for the Web site or Facebook page, please email them to militaryfamilymuseum@comcast.net.  For more information, or to donate items to the museum, please call (505) 504-6830.


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