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!

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If you’re interested in volunteering at the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center,  please call 920-426-8615 (leave message if no answer), email us at volunteering@mvmwisconsin.com, or contact us via our online form.



Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Family Picnic

In celebration with the DOD and the nation-wide 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War we, as a commemorative partner, wish to honor our veterans with a welcome home family picnic.

All Veterans and non-veterans are welcome.

Non-Vietnam vets are asked to make a small donation towards food and refreshments. Free for Vietnam vets and their families.

You do NOT need to be a veteran to attend.

We’ll be serving brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, sodas, and beer.

Horseshoe pits, corn hole, badminton, and other lawn games available for use during the picnic.
Family friendly

Please RSVP through our website www.mvmwisconsin.com (contact page), email generalinquiries@mvmwisconsin.com, or call 920-426-8615. Please be sure to include your full name, number of guests, and if you are a Vietnam vet.

The picnic is at 501 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh, Winnebago County Park, Shelter #2.

We are also still looking for volunteers and sponsors. Please email generalinquiries@mvmwisconsin.com if you’d like to volunteer for this event or be a sponsor.


Annual MVMEC Banquet and Dinner

Annual Dinner (For members only)

Watch for the invitation in September’s Newsletter.