Military Veterans Museum and Educational Center

  • 4300 Poberzny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902

  • (920) 232-8257 |
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ABOUT

Started in 1991 by five 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 military artifacts continues to grow and now contains tens of thousands of items consisting of documents, photographs, artwork, books, military manuals and personal items related to veterans and their military service. The present museum facility, the John E. Kuenzl Motor Pool, houses our collection of over 20 military vehicles from WWII through the Gulf War. The north area of the museum was remodeled in early 2021 to enable the telling of military history stories from the Civil War through to current times. Items of special interest currently on display include: a second generation LCVP Higgins boat; a piece of the Battleship USS Arizona; a display featuring Medal of Honor recipients from Wisconsin, including two local Medal of Honor winners; 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. There also is a display honoring the Battleship Wisconsin (BB 64) that includes a 16 inch armor piercing shell, and a large commemorative plaque that was displayed on the ship during its last period of commissioned service. The museum was also named “The Home of the 359th Transportation Company, Vietnam” by members of the 359th association during their convention held in Oshkosh in 2019. Items we have on display to honor the service of these Vietnam veterans include the gun truck “Brutus”, the gun jeep “’Lil Brutus”, and a 5,000 gallon tractor trailer unit representing the trucks the 359th used to transport bulk fuel products from the South China sea to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. In addition, there are many other Vietnam era artifacts on display.

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General
General
  • Family Friendly:
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Hours: Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 10am-5pm Group tours by appointment
  • Onsite Parking:
  • Pet-Friendly:
  • Price:
    • Free