In recognition of Independence Day, the museum is closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. We will be open again Wednesday, July 5. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!
Ida Mae Lewis began her prison ministry in 1889 after being introduced by a mutual friend to Nebraska Prison Warden Stout. During a more than sixty year long ministerial career, Mother Lewis ministered and counseled thousands of men and helped to improve conditions and enact change in the Nebraska prison system. It is through her prison ministry that Lewis met and joined The Salvation Army. For her dedication and service, Mother Lewis was recognized by the Army with its highest award, The Order of the Founder, on this date in 1944. #womenshistorymonth #salvationarmymuseum
During WWI many Salvation Army Lassies helped to repair uniforms for soldiers. This postcard in our collection shows a Lassie with her portable sewing machine repairing a uniform for a waiting Doughboy. #nationalsewingmachineday #salvationarmymuseum #WWI
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Forward Together Congress this past weekend. We had a great time meeting all of you at out Hands on History and Flag Signaling programs. Let's do this again sometime. How about June 2018? ☺
Having a great time learning flag signaling at the Forward Together Congress. Stop by and join us!
Bringing the kiddos to the Forward Together Congress this weekend? Have some fun with the Historical Museum at our Family Program: Flag Signaling. Join us to learn the flag signaling (semaphore) alphabet and then make your own paper flags to practice at home. Did you know, between 1915-1971 Girl Guards were required to learn this means of communication and today Boy Scouts may still earn a badge in semaphore. Friday, 1-3:30 & 4-7 pm @ THQ 1st Floor Saturday, 11:30-4 pm @ Flat Joe Turk Activity Center— Sears Center Arena West Parking Lot #salvationarmymuseum