Original roots of Latvian War m
useum are connected with events of the World War I on the territory of Latvia, with the creation of national military unit – the battalion of Latvian Riflemen had been a part of Russian Czar’s army in 1915. The museum started to work as Riflemen Museum in 1916. During Latvian independence till 1940 mentioned museum had been under the supervision of the War Ministry. Starting from 1919 the museum had been located in the Riga’s ancient Powder tower. The main target of the museums work had been reflection of the national fight for freedom and independence, building of national self-acknowledgement, increasing of love to the Fatherland in museum expositions. Were created expositions - Medieval and Modern history, Latvians participation in the revolution in Russia in 1905, World War I events, Proclamation of independence of Latvia, Liberation fights, state foundation. The museum had rich collections of weapons, photos, documents, medals, military uniform dresses and other collections.