Minuteman Missile NHS currently has over 4500 artifacts in the collection. The majority of these artifacts were the furnishings and other miscellaneous items that were transferred from the U. S. Air Force with the buildings. These items range from the couches in the day room to the water testing equipment used to monitor the well water. The proper management and storage of these artifacts is an essential part of our cultural resources program. You will have the opportunity to see many of these items as you tour our site.
Our collection is constantly growing. As former Air Force personnel, civilian contractors and other employees find out about the site, they have either saved these items for an eventual donation to the museum or kept them as souvenirs of their service. While we are accepting items into the collection, we ask that you download this form and fill it out. You may either e-mail it back or print it out and mail it back for consideration of your items. We would like to make sure that these items fit into our scope of collections.
Did You Know?
The only Minuteman Missile ever launched out of an active silo took place at a silo north of Newell, South Dakota on March 1, 1965. The flight only lasted a total of seven seconds with the rocket landing in a nearby pasture.