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

06/09/2018

Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade

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

For more information on the parade and other related events that day visit www.appleton.org/parades/flagday

06/23/2018

Pulling for Honor/Old Glory Fundraiser

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull a 200,000 pound aircraft to benefit Old Glory Honor Flight.

We supply the rope and the aircraft…. you bring the muscle. Each team consists of up to 20 individuals. Teams must pull the plane 12 feet, and the team who pulls the fastest is the winner. Team buy-in is a minimum donation of $1,500. Be a part of history on June 23, 2018 when we come together to raise $85,000 to benefit Old Glory Honor Flight. Our mission is to fully fund one flight and enable 100 veterans to experience this unforgettable trip to Washington D.C.  To date, we’ve flown 40 missions, enabling more than 3,900 World War II and Korean War veterans to visit their memorials in Washington D.C.

The Pulling for Honor event is June 23, 2018, and the community is invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pulling for Honor also includes a children’s plane pull, military and civilian aircraft displays, veteran’s exhibits (providing vital information regarding services available for veterans in our community) and a brat fry to benefit Fox Valley Technical College’s Veterans Mentor Group.

Information taken from: atwairport.com

To sign up or for more information visit https://atwairport.com/community-partnerships/pulling-for-honor-2018.

06/24/2018

Timber Rattlers Military Appreciation Day

Join MVMEC at the Timber Rattler’s Stadium to help honor our military personnel.

All Veterans receive a complimentary ticket. Join us as we salute our current and former Military members. Players will wear specialty themed Military jerseys that will be auctioned off throughout the game with proceeds going to the Fox Valley Veterans Council. Active, Reserve and Retired Military will receive a free ticket with I.D.

In 2017 Ryan Braun rehabbed with the Timber Rattlers on Military Appreciation Day. In honor of that, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a special Military Appreciation Ryan Braun Bobblehead.

Information taken from http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t572. Visit their website for more information.

 

06/24/2018

Central Wisconsin Auto Collectors Annual Benefit Car Show

Join us and some of our vehicles at the Central Wisconsin Auto Collectors 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, and much more!

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

June 24th at South Park in Oshkosh, WI from 7:00AM – 4:00PM.
Admission is Free.

06/27/2018

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 7 AM – 3 PM.

07/04/2018

Oshkosh 4th of July Parade

Look for our vehicles in the parade!

Oshkosh offers the largest 4th of July parade in the region, which lasts for more than one hour and attracts more than 20,000 total people!

The parade starts at 9am near North Main Street and Otter Avenue and goes north on North Main Street. The parade continues north until Irving Avenue where it turns right (east) and heads straight toward Menominee Park. Immediately following the parade members of the community can enjoy food, refreshments and more at Menominee Park.

07/04/2018

Omro 4th of July Parade

Look for some of our vehicles in the parade!!!

The parade will begin at noon at the corner of Omreau Avenue and Main Street and flow west down Main Street until it reaches Webster Avenue where it will make a left turn and flow South down Webster and begin to disperse.

 

07/21/2018

Winneconne Sovereign Days Parade

Look for several of our vehicles in the parade.

Parade goes down Main St. in Winneconne starting at 10:30am. Many other events throughout the weekend.