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.
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!
Board of Directors Vice President and Chair of the Collections Committee
Twellman has been a member of the Military Veteran Museum Board of Directors since 2014. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from the University of Missouri and an MFA in Museum Science from Texas Tech University. Twellman retired in July 2016 after 27 years with the EAA AirVenture Museum as collections manager and curator
Board of Directors, President
Kersztyn has been a member of the Military Veterans Museum since 2011 and held multiple positions, including Motor Pool mechanic, collection committee chair and Board of Directors vice president.
Prior to his involvement with the museum, he was in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. He received an associate degree in Internal Combustion Engine Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
The museum is run by 17 Board of Directors members as well as operational staff and committees, including:
The mission of the Military Veterans Museum & Education Center is to honor our nation’s military history through education and preservation.
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!
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!
For those interested in learning about American military history, we offer group tours to organizations and schools. Group tours can be booked for any day of the week. Call (920) 426-8615 to schedule a tour today.
Walk-ins are always welcome during open public hours Friday-Sunday!
If you’re interested in volunteering at the Military Veterans Museum, please call (920) 426-8615!