The Frontier Army Museum collects, preserves, and safeguards material culture of the United States Army and uses its holdings to support Professional Military Education, collections-based research, the development of educational materials, and educational initiatives to inform the public concerning the history of the Frontier Army, the Combined Arms Center, and Fort Leavenworth.
Additionally, the Frontier Army Museum uses its collection and facilities to educate soldiers and Department of the Army civilians by providing venues for professional development and for public and strategic communications in support of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth.
The Frontier Army Museum’s main gallery highlights the efforts of the Frontier Army in exploration, expansion and protection of the Trans-Mississippi West from the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804) to the chase of Pancho Villa by General John Pershing (1916). The museum offers a unique look at the tools of soldiering used throughout this time period. The Fort Leavenworth gallery highlights the importance of Fort Leavenworth's role in the exploration and expansion of the nation throughout the nineteenth century as well as its continuing role in soldier education.