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Rock Island Arsenal Museum will reopen on June 29

The facility closed in March 2021 for renovations.
Credit: Rock Island Arsenal Museum

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. — The Rock Island Arsenal Museum finally has a reopening date after more than two years of renovations.

Museum Director Patrick Allie made the announcement on Monday via the museum's Facebook page. The museum will open on June 29. 

"We've been working hard here at the museum over the last few weeks, over the last few months, over the last few years to prepare an incredible experience for our visitors to really explore the history here at Rock Island Arsenal," Allie said. "And we're getting really excited to share that with you."

The Arsenal Museum is the second-oldest museum belonging to the U.S. Army. It first opened to the public on Independence Day 1905 with a mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of the Arsenal and Arsenal Island. 

It's nationally recognized for its large small arms collection. Over 1,200 U.S., foreign, civilian and military small arms are on permanent display at the museum.

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