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.

To volunteer email voluntering@mvmwisconsin.com 

Events

06/25/2017

Central Wisconsin Auto Collectors 36th Annual Benefit Car Show

Join us and some of our vehicles at the Central Wisconsin Auto Collectors 36th Annual Benefit Car Show and Swap/Flea Market.

Activities include 50/50 cash drawing, door prizes all day, playground for the kids, food and beverages, D.J. “Sizzlin’ Sonny’s Rockin’ Roadshow” and much more!

All proceeds benefit the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club and the Winnebago County Veteran’s Museum.

June 25th at South Park in Oshkosh, WI from 7:00AM – 4:00PM.
Admission is Free.

06/28/2017

MVM’s 1st Annual Golf Scramble

Oshkosh Country Club – 1pm-7pm

Rescheduled due to rain (previously scheduled for May 23, 2017).

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 June 23, 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.

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.

07/15/2017

Oshkosh Corp 100 Years Anniversary Community Parade

We’ll be helping Oshkosh Corp celebrate their 100th year anniversary by joining them and more than 60 other vintage and modern vehicles.

Parade route will begin on 20th St., east of Knapp St., and end at Hughes St.

July 15th from 10 AM to 11 AM

Oshkosh Corp will also be hosting an open house on July 15 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

For more information
http://oshkosh100.oshkoshcorp.com/

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.