Boyd St and Grierson St.
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
|Monday - Saturday||9 AM - 4 PM|
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
There is a suggested donation of $2 per person.
Katharine Schmidli, Director
There are two museums at Fort Huachuca housed in three separate buildings. All are within just a short walk from one another. The Fort Huachuca Museum takes up two buildings, its main museum (Bldg. 41401) and a spillover gallery called the Museum Annex (41305). It tells the story of the U.S. Army in the American Southwest. The second museum is the U.S. Army Intelligence Museum which takes for its theme the evolution of the intelligence art within the U.S. Army. It is in building 41411, just down the street from the Fort Huachuca Museum and its Annex.
It is not always necessary to plan a visit, since spontaneous trips are often just as much fun, but involving children in the planning process will increase their sense of anticipation. Talk about what they will see at the museum. Explain that it is about soldiers who were the first citizens of the United States to explore the Southwest and provide protection for the first Anglo settlers. Talk about the role of the U.S. Army as the arm of the government that defends the interests of all the citizens of the nation. Mention that a military community has existed at Fort Huachuca for over 100 years, and the people who lived here before have sacrificed to make life better for those who live here today. It is a chance to explain the concept of change and to teach children that, while we dress differently, use better tools, and enjoy more leisure time, we share with
the people of earlier eras a sense of values. We share a belief in what is right or wrong for our nation, our community, our families, and ourselves. These common beliefs connect us to the people who have lived here before and enable us to build on what has gone before. Shared values give us a sense of continuity and allow us to admire the contributions of so many American heroes.
Access: General Public
Appointment required: No
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