Begun in 1991 by 5 WWII veterans as a place to preserve their military experiences, the Military Veterans Museum and Educational Center has continued to evolve into an organization dedicated to preserving the story of all of this country’s citizen soldiers. Our Mission – to Preserve our Nation’s Military History Through Education and Preservation.
The Museum’s collection of miltary history items continues to grow and now contains hundreds of thousands of artifacts, documents, photographs, artwork, books, military manuals and personal items related to veterans and their families. The present facility, the John E. Kuenzl Motor Pool houses our collection of military vehicles as well as a small portion of our genral collection.
Items of special interest currently on display include: a WWII Soviet built T34-85 tank; a piece of the Battleship USS Arizona; pages from the ship’s log of the USS California from Dec. 7th, 1941; a display featuring Medal of Honor recepients from Wisconsin; a “Quad 50″ anti-aircraft mount”; a rare silk banner from 1908 issued to crew members aboard the “Great White Fleet’s” around-the-world cruise in 1907-08; and many other items honoring our nation’s veterans and their families.