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US ARMY WOMAN'S MUSEUM

 
 

The US. Army Women'a Museum is now located at Ft. Lee, Virginia. It was opened there in May 2001.
The aArmy officially recognized women as a unique part of the Army in 1943 with creation of the Women's Army Corps, known as "WACs". In 1948 one of the WAC Training Centers was opened at Ft Lee. This center moved to Ft McClellan Alabama in 1954. During the following years many friends and veterans collected money to create a special Woman's Army Corps Museum, which opened in 1978. That same year Congress abolished the separate WAC designation and integrated women into the other branches. The museum continued to develop at Ft McClellan until 1999 when the entire post was deactivated. Congress agreed to relocate the museum and Ft Lee was chosen as the most appropriate location. Here are a few of the exhibits.

 
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Statue of Athena in front of the Woman's Army Museum at Ft Lee.

 
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Stained glass window in the entrance area of the Woman's Museum

 
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Exhibit of women in combat during the Revolutionary War.

 
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Exhibit of woman serving as nurses during the Civil War.

 
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Display showing women in U.S. Army during World War I

 
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Display of items refering to one of the early training centers for the Woman's Army Corps during World War II.

 
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Display depicting Woman's quarters during World War II.

 
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Display of popular recruiting posters during World War II.

 
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Popular recruiting posters for the Woman's Army Corps during World War II.

 
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Display depicting the 6888 Postal Battalion in the European Theater during World War II.

 
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Display titled "Life in the Field" showing women in tent quarters.

 
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Another view of the display of women life in the field.

 
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Display of items related to the opening of the Woman's Army Corps center at Ft McClellan. The Woman's army center was at Ft McClellan Ala. from 1954 until 1999.

 
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Display depicting modern woman in airborne operation.

 
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Display showing women serving during Operation Just Cause in December 1989.

 
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Display showing part of the woman's 14th Army band.

 

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