The Museum of the Kansas National Guard is an 11-square foot facility that showcases the history and pride of soldiers and airmen who fought for Kansas and the United States. It is located at the entrance area of Forbes Field where homes of several units of Kansas National Guard are also located. It was established on 1997 after 12 years of construction. The museum was built through donations amounting to approximately $700,000 million.
Inside the museum, visitors will different exhibits on uniforms, weapons, equipment, documents, and photos related to the history of Kansas National Guard. There are specific displays based on the units who served a mission like an exhibit on the 69th Infantry Brigade, one of the troops that fought during Vietnam War and a display of artifacts of Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment who fought during the Spanish-American War.
One of the highlights of the museum is a mock camp during the Civil War. It features the life of the soldiers during the American Civil War with complete artillery. It shows the historic artifacts like guard uniforms and weapons. The entire exhibit of the museum depicts the 145-year old history of the Kansas National Guard.
The vicinity of the museum has equipment, war-vehicle, and weapon displays like M60 tank used by the National Guards, the CH-54 Skycrane, OH-58 Bell Kiowa, and different models of helicopters used during wars.
The Museum of Kansas National Guard is also home to National Guard Association of Kansas, Enlisted Association of Kansas National Guard, and the 102nd Military History Detachment of the Kansas Army National Guard.
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