Preserve, Interpret & Present

Our mission is to interpret and promote U.S. Military History Through the Lens of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division — also known as the Big Red One (BRO). We present and promote U.S. Military History with an added perspective of preserving BRO artifacts, archival materials and history.

Artifacts, documents, and photographs donated by veterans and their families enable us to tell their stories and illustrate the rich history of the Big Red One. While this site represents only a fraction of our collection, which consists of over 10,000 artifacts, it provides a concise overview of what we collect. If you would like to help expand our collection and further the story of the 1st Division by donating please contact us! To learn more about the Division’s history or the story behind its iconic “Big Red One” patch view our digital exhibitions.