U.S. Army Reserve

 

Our Location

Fort Bragg     |     4710 Know St.,     |     Fayetteville, NC     |     28310-5000
The National Museum Of The Army Reserve, Founded in 1999
MISSION
To collect, preserve and interpret the history of the US Army Reserve and the Federal Citizen Soldier.

The history of America's Citizen-Soldier extends back to the early years of the Republic. In fact, George Washington and Alexander hamilton advocated establishing a federal militia as far back as 1783. their proposal to a Congressional committee recommended a small Regular Army supported by a militia of all male citizens aged 18 to 50. 
A Proud Heritage

The museum embodies the history and contributions of the American Citizen Soldier from 1908 to present day operations. It conveys a sense of heritage and esprit d ‘corps to every Army Reserve Soldier. Since the activation of the Medical Reserve in 1908 the United States government mobilized more than one million Army Reserve Soldiers for the defense of the nation. The National Museum of the Army Reserve is here to tell their story.
Tours:

The US Army Reserve Command (USARC) Tour Program makes special tours available to Army Reserve soldiers, other members of the Armed Forces, and the general public. Tour groups must make arrangements at least five days in advance with the Field Historian of the Office of Army Reserve History (OARH). All participants must sign in at the USARC Security Office and obtain a vistor pass to enter the headquarters. Tours will be limited to the display areas. Weekend tours are available by appointment. 
Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all Federal Holidays
Contact Information:
Museum Director (910) 570-8183
Museum Curator (910) 570-8182
Museum Specialist (910) 570-9595
Field Historian (910) 570-8371  
Directions by Auto:
Fort Bragg is located north of Fayetteville off of Highway 87.
From downtown Fayetteville, head north on Bragg Blvd.
Turn left onto Randolph Street.

Turn right onto Souter Pl. Turn left onto Macomb Street.
Can also access from All american via Gruber Road exit.

Something to Think About...
by Jennifer Friend 
NMAR Museum Specialist


One of my favorite artifacts is currently on display at the USARC within an exhibit on Trench Art. It is an M1889 Campaign “Diary” Hat. It belonged to a Soldier of Company E, 2nd Ohio Volunteers. He recorded his military experiences on his hat. Among the illustrations is the USS Maine, a large American eagle, marching soldiers, a pup tent, and many other scenes.  Names are written along the underside of the brim.  I have always wondered what the names were from. Were they men he served with… men who’ve died…?


Circa 1898, Campaign "Diary" Hat

Artifacts whether they are letters, objects, photographs, or a voice on a recording have a way of reaching out to us.