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About Our Artifacts

From a campanile ringing from the belfry of a convent during the Civil War to Barbie dolls in military uniform to personal items from the Persian Gulf War, the artifacts in the collections of the Women's Memorial Foundation give shape and form to the experiences of military women and to American culture.

They may be viewed by appointment with our collection curators.

Artifacts in the collections include three dimensional objects and textiles such as

  • military issue personal items such as first aid kits and grooming supplies
  • uniforms of all services from World War I to the present including service dress, formal, fatigue and exercise clothing
  • items reflecting popular culture such as paper dolls, Barbies, buttons, and personal collectibles from service in the United States and overseas
  • medals, insignia and patches