April 2012 NewsPosted: April 11, 2012
Museum of the American Military Family
April 10, 2012
Museum Tells American Military Family Story
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Nearly one year after its formation, the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) continues to grow – gathering stories, photos and memorabilia for its Web site and Facebook page, and is telling those tales through community outreach projects.
The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center is an incorporated, 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 are partnering with the National Museum of Nuclear History and Science to create a long-term exhibit in their exhibit halls this fall,” said Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, the museum’s Executive Director. “With the addition of a traveling exhibit called Operation Footlocker, 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.”
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 www.museumoftheamericanmilitaryfamily.org. The museum’s Facebook page can be
found at http://www.facebook.com/MuseumoftheAmericanMilitaryFamily
Anyone wishing to contribute items for that exhibit should contact the museum via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or to donate items to the museum, please call (505) 504-6830.