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The Stars and Stripes Museum and Library

Star & Stripes Museum/Library, 17377 Stars and Stripes Way, Bloomfield, MO 63825, USA

The Stars and Stripes Museum/Library tells the story of the United States' military newspaper, The Stars and Stripes, from its first printing in Bloomfield, Missouri, on November 9, 1861, to the present publication. The Stars and Stripes was started by Union soldiers in the rebel town of Bloomfield in 1861 and was the first paper for soldiers, by soldiers. The original 1861 issue, only three in existence, is on display.


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From the intersection of I-55 and I-57 at Sikeston, travel west on Highway 60 for approximately 20 miles; turn north on Highway 25, and travel 4 miles; museum will be on the left hand side.

Visitor Services

Public Restrooms; Information; Handicapped Access; Gift Shop; Museum; Library

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Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sunday: By appointment



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