About Us

The Military Veterans Museum & Education Center is a family friendly, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, history museum located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin that collects and displays donated military artifacts to educate the public on American military history. We have the largest military vehicle museum in Wisconsin thanks to our new John E. Kuenzl Motor Pool.

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We believe it’s the story and the people behind each vehicle and artifact that’s crucial to educating the public about our military efforts as a nation. Some of our artifacts include weapons, uniforms, vehicles, gear, medals and more from many of the wars in our nation’s history.Five World War II veterans from Neenah started the museum, opening first in the building that is now Becket’s Restaurant. We are now located near the EAA Museum.

The museum is run by volunteers, including the mechanics who keep our military vehicles running. It is free to visit, but we ask for a small cash donation for the upkeep of museum operations. Bring the whole family for a fun and educational adventure!

 

Staff & Volunteers

The museum is run by 17 Board of Directors members as well as operational staff and committees, including:

  • Operations Management Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Buildings and Grounds Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Collections Committee
  • Membership and Outreach Committee
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Our Mission

The mission of the Military Veterans Museum & Education Center is to honor our nation’s military history through education and preservation.

 

Future Of MVM

 

 

 

In 2008, we completed Phase 1 (the John E. Kuenzl Motor Pool that displays historical and modern military vehicles). Thank you to all who donated to make this possible!

Stay tuned for Phase 2 of the museum’s future construction efforts!

Gift Shop Information

If you’re looking to get your veteran or family member in the military a historical keepsake, stop by to see what we have in our PX Gift Shop.

We sell military items, such as T-shirts, hats, books, decor, bumper stickers, patches, keychains, engraved Ka-Bars, Army & Navy Surplus gear, and more.

Military Veteran Museum members can get 10% off all gift shop items! Click here to see our types of membership »

Volunteering

If you’re interested in volunteering at the Military Veterans Museum, please call (920) 426-8615 or contact us via our online form.

Events

05/19/2017
05/21/2017

3rd Annual WWII Pioneer Village Event and USO Dance.

This is a WW2 event hosted by 1st Allied Airborne and the Ozaukee County Historical Society.

Look for several of the MVMEC’s vehicles there.

05/23/2017

MVM’s 1st Annual Golf Scramble

Oshkosh Country Club – 1pm-7pm
This will be a four-person scramble with prizes for longest drive, closest to the hole, longest putt, and shortest drive. 

Hearty hors d’oeurvers and drinks will be served.

$100.00 per person.

Please register by May 19, 2017 by calling or emailing Jason Lowe at 920-230-2652 or jason.lowe@thrivent.com.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Robert Buettner at robert.buettner@mvmwisconsin.com.

Proceeds will benefit the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center.

05/29/2017

Neenah/Menasha Memorial Day Parade

Menasha
Look for some of our many military vehicles in the parade.

The annual Memorial Day Procession gives us the great opportunity to honor those who have served our country. The 2017 Procession for Memorial Day will begin at 9 a.m. at Oshkosh City Hall and march down to Riverside Cemetery. This route has been followed by area veterans dating back all the way to 1868. The Procession will culminate with the Interment of an Unclaimed World War I Veteran. Services will be held at the cemetery.

05/29/2017

Oshkosh Memorial Day Processional

Oshkosh
Look for some of our many military vehicles in the parade.

The annual Memorial Day Procession gives us the great opportunity to honor those who have served our country. The 2017 Procession for Memorial Day will begin at 9 a.m. at Oshkosh City Hall and march down to Riverside Cemetery. This route has been followed by area veterans dating back all the way to 1868. The Procession will culminate with the Interment of an Unclaimed World War I Veteran. Services will be held at the cemetery.

05/31/2017

Old Glory Honor Flight Fundraiser

Join the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center at the Old Glory Honor Flight Program Fundraiser. The event will be held Wednesday, May 31st from 11 AM – 7 PM. The event will be held at the World War II Memorial Building, 440 W Main St., Wautoma, WI.

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that provides transportation for our heroes to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials. For more information about this amazing program, please visit https://www.honorflight.org.

06/10/2017

Appleton Flag Day Parade

Appleton
Look for some of our many military vehicles in the parade.

06/28/2017

29th Annual MASH Blood Drive

The Military Veterans Museum and Education Center will once again be at the Appleton MASH Blood Drive. Come look at our vehicles, donate blood, and help save a life. The blood drive will be at the Houdini Plaza in Appleton from 6 AM – 6 PM.

07/24/2017
07/30/2017

Take Me Home Huey

EAA
Steve Maloney’s mixed-media sculpture, Take Me Home Huey, is composed of a transformed boneyard U.S. Army Huey helicopter that served as an air ambulance during the Vietnam War. The historic helicopter was shot down in 1969 during a medical rescue in Vietnam.

Join us and one of our vehicles on display outside during EAA.