The Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) is dedicated to collecting and preserving the stories, letters, photos, documents, and artifacts of parents, children, spouses, partners, and others who have supported a member of America’s armed forces. Founded in 2011 as a non-profit organization by Army wife and military mother Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, MAMF is winner of The American Association for State and Local History's 2018 Albert B. Corey Award, which celebrates “primarily volunteer-operated historical organizations that best display the qualities of vigor, scholarship, and imagination in their work.”
The Museum is primarily about families whose lives are implicated by military service. MAMF promotes external events such as documentary film screenings, spoken-word performances, discussion groups, classes, and naturalization ceremonies for service members and their families.
In 2017, MAMF published three anthologies and a cookbook compiled from the writings of military family members and veterans detailing the personal effects of war, work, service, and mobility on family life--three books that, as MAMF Writer-in-Residence, Paul Zobrod says, "look at war with an eye critical to their impact on military families from a realistic perspective." MAMF and the books focus on what families contribute to veterans and those currently serving, whether mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, or other close relatives—all sharing in the sacrifice national defense demands.
Come celebrate Veteran's Day with representatives of MAMF and contributors to the anthology!