The mission of the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum is to collect and preserve the material history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, using the collected material to present the history of each from its formation to the present, with the goal of being honest and accurate as well as establishing esprit de corps in Soldiers, their Families, civilian personnel, and the local community.
The museum displays the history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. Upon request, the museum is able to provide group tours tailored to the educational needs of the group. In addition, small special functions (such as promotion ceremonies) can be hosted in the museum. The museum offers reproduction period uniforms for use in official functions. Soldiers and researchers can solicit advice and assistance in historical research from the museum staff. Units can request the museum to provide leader professional development briefings on a variety of topics or coordinate staff rides. Of course, volunteer opportunities are always available.
About the museum:
The museum covers the history of 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. It starts with the native peoples and covers the arrival of the U.S. Army into the North Country of New York. Next, it covers the development of the installation through present era. The other major theme area is the history of the famed 10th Mountain Division from its inception in the mountains of Colorado and wartime baptism in the mountains of Italy. The exhibit ends with the modern history of the 10th Mountain Division, where it becomes the most deployed division in the Army, including numerous wartime tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.