So last weekend (April 24th) I finally got down to Aberdeen Md to visit the Army Ordnance Museum. I have a tone of photographs to post, so to avoid over-saturation I'll post about 5 a day
"The mission of the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum is to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant equipment, armaments and materiel that relates to the history of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps and to document and present the evolution and development of U.S. military ordnance material dating from the American Colonial Period to present day.
Established in 1919 and officially opened to the public in 1924, to exhibit captured enemy equipment and materiel, the Museum was located in Building 314 of the Aberdeen Proving Ground and operated by the U.S. Army until 1967. Co-location with APG provided convenient access to the equipment being delivered to APG for testing after World War I. In 1965 local citizens formed the tax-free Ordnance Museum Foundation, Inc. to establish and operate a museum of these military artifacts. The Foundation is not affiliated with the U.S. Army, nor the Department of Defense. The Foundation began operation of the Museum in the early 1970s, upon opening at its current location in Building 2601 on the Aberdeen Proving Ground and operates the Ordnance Museum until this day.
The museum consists of two parts: a large outdoor collection of field military equipment and weaponry, covering a 25-acre (100,000 m2) park, and an indoor museum displaying firearms and explosives from many militaries worldwide, along with histories of their development."[link]