The Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) educational and charitable organization. Our sole mission is to provide volunteer and financial support to the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Since 2008, the Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association has provided much needed financial support to the Museum's free Kindergarten through twelfth grade, 'Hands on History' education programs.
Additionally we have:
- Sought and received over $160,000 in community grants from The Cameron Foundations, The John Randolph
Foundation, Columbia Gas, and Walmart.
- Funded an education assistant and an educator to adapt the curriculum to serve special needs students.
- Obtained private and corporate money for these and other important education programs.
- Restored the Dr. Mary Walker exhibit. Dr. Walker was a contracted Union surgeon during the Civil War, and the only women in our nation's history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
We have enabled the Museum to:
- Produce a new video, "A Legacy: Army Women?s Contributions from 1775 to the Present" for the Museum's new Welcome Theater and for Soldier training.
- Create a on-line virtual tour of the Museum so anyone, anywhere can visit the Museum!
- Share the stories of Army women and the history of our nation with over 10,000 students from nine counties in central Virginia each year.
- Become the first museum in Virginia to offer education programs for special needs children.
- Share the stories of Army women with an even larger audience thousands of Soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers training at Fort Lee visit the Museum for classes on Army history.