10th Mountain Division Museum
The mission of the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum is to collect and preserve the material history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, using the collected material to present the history of each from its formation to the present, with the goal of being honest and accurate as well as establishing esprit de corps in Soldiers, their Families, civilian personnel, and the local community. The museum displays the history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.
The museum covers the history of 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. It starts with the native peoples and covers the arrival of the U.S. Army into the North Country of New York. Next, it covers the development of the installation through the present era. The other major theme area is the history of the famed 10th Mountain Division from its inception in the mountains of Colorado and wartime baptism in the mountains of Italy. The exhibit ends with the modern history of the 10th Mountain Division, where it becomes the most deployed division in the Army, including numerous wartime tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Repair, Rehabilitation and Minor Construction (RRC) project was to repurpose Facility 2509, into the home of the 10th Mountain Division Museum. The new museum site is located outside of the gates of the base, to allow for tours from the general public, increasing its exposure.
Aubertine and Currier provided Professional Design Services for the project which included demolishing the existing building, to the exterior masonry walls. The existing masonry walls were evaluated and reinforced to accept new wall sections, and roof. Details of the interior included a vestibule glass wall, an arms vault foundation tie into the existing structure, and a vaulted ceiling. The interior design also included pendant-mounted LED fixtures in the display rooms and recessed LED lighting in the grid ceiling. Site and utility infrastructure design was completed as part of the project.