The mission of the US Army Finance Corps Museum is to function as a permanent historical and educational institution of the Soldiers Support Institute (SSI), and the US Army Finance School, providing training and education to Soldiers, military dependents and interested civilians.
Major General Bickford W. Sawyer, then Chief of Finance, authorized the establishment of the "Finance Corps Historical Exposition" on 29 January 1954. General Sawyer sent requests for "all items of historic nature pertaining to the Finance Corps or its predecessors" to all offices under his command. Miss Helen B. Rhodes, the Finance Center Historian and the US Army Finance Corps Museum's first Curator, displayed the resulting items in the North Lobby of the Finance Center (Building 1) located on Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.
The Finance Corps Museum evolved into a relatively small but important museum, containing a combined total of 6,200 artifacts in both exhibits and collections areas. After the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1994, the Finance Corps Museum closed at Fort Benjamin Harrison and moved to Fort Jackson in 1996.
The museum currently comes under the jurisdiction of the commandant of the FM School. The school uses museum tours to educate its students on branch history.
The Finance Corps Museum focuses on the significant leaders and events that contributed to the Army and the Finance Corps and their relevance to the professionalism of today's FM personnel. The museum curator conducts these tours, providing FM students with a historical timeline of the Finance Corps' professional evolution from the American Revolution (1775) to the present. He tailors the presentation to the touring group, which may comprise students in FM advanced individual training, the FM Basic Officer Leadership Course, FM Captains Career Course, FM Transition Course, or the Deployed Operations Resource Management Course.
Visiting the Museum
Closed on weekends and federal holidays.
U.S. Army Finance Corps Museum
10000 Hampton Parkway
U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute
Fort Jackson, SC 29207-7050