Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
Welcome to the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis, the state of the art museum run by the Missouri Historical Society that works to honor local military service members, veterans, and their families.
This museum was actually recently renovated, the $30 million renovation project done intricately by Mackey Mitchell Architects. Mitchell worked to keep the architectural and historical integrity of this historic art deco building first built in 1938, while still updating it to meet contemporary, eco-friendly museum standards.
Now the museum features exhibit space within the lower level, which was previously closed to the public, with double the exhibit space. It also has additions within the Court of Honor, such as the Five Branches Fountains and reflecting pool. The monuments to those who perished in the Korean and Vietnam wars have been moved to a more spacious walkway, and newer names have been added to the various memorial walls.
Inside the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum you will see such core galleries as St. Louis in Service, showing over 300 artifacts such as an authentic Spanish infantry sword and Marine Sargeant Rockey Sickmann's diary from his 444-day hostage situation in Tehran. You will also see an extensive WWI exhibit with over 100 objects on display, a couple highlights being the carrier pigeon message capsule and German gas mask!
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