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 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.

Events

05/04/2019

Amazing Oshkosh

MVMEC will once again be a stop for this family friendly event.

 
Like the popular TV show, Amazing Oshkosh Kiwanis Quest race gives teams of four an all-access pass as they race around our great city of Oshkosh. Teams follow clues to reach checkpoints, where they complete all sorts of task before moving on to the next location.
 
The tasks can be mental, like assembling a puzzle, or physical, like performing a choreographed dance. Sometimes tasks are downright thrilling while others are just plain fun, like bouncing across a field inside a giant inflatable ball.
 
All money raised by Amazing Oshkosh Kiwanis Quest will stay local to help and encourage our child, the future of our great community.
For more information or to sign up visit https://www.amazingoshkosh.org/

05/04/2018

Young Eagle’s Fly-in

Fond du Lac County Airport 05/04/2019

Take a ride in a General Aviation Airplane and learn what it takes to become a private pilot. For children ages 8-17 with parent consent and weather permitting. If you’re over 18, come talk to us. Have some pancakes and enjoy the sites while you wait. Fly in an SNJ-5 or PT-26 WWII Trainer. Details at cafwi.org Take the controls of a real flight simulator Learn about careers in aviation Climb inside Vietnam Era vehicles. See giant scale radio control aircraft and learn about flying R/C.
MVMEC will have 1 vehicle there and look for our table inside with artifacts on display.

 

05/05/2019

Open House and Battle Reenactment

Join us for our 1st Open House & Battle Reenactment Sunday, May 5th!!!

FREE ADMISSION & Family friendly

See a small-scale reenactment of the Normandy Invasion.

Rides available on a few of our military vehicles and photo ops with even more vehicles (donations appreciated)

Weapon demonstrations including Japanese, British, Russian, and German weapons not on display at MVMEC.

There will be a military vehicle parade, and a flyover by World War II era Warbirds.

For the FIRST TIME EVER our LCVP Landing Craft “Higgins Boat” will be on display.

We will also have Tom Moriarty, author of “God and the Gunny” and B.J. Prior & Linda Lou Coombs Wiese, authors of “Behind My Wings” signing books from 12p – 2pm.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Join us at 4300 Poberezny Road, just south of EAA, starting at 10am.

05/17/2019
05/18/2019

Annual WWII Pioneer Village Event

This is a WWII encampment/reinactment event hosted by 1st Allied Airborne and the Ozaukee County Historical Society.

Look for several of the MVMEC’s vehicles there.

For more information on this event visit www.cedarburg.org

05/29/2019

MVMEC’s 3rd Annual Golf Scramble

Join us for our 3rd annual Golf Scramble.

This will be a four-person scramble with hole prizes, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.

Registration starts at 12pm

Shotgun start/scramble at 1pm

Hearty hors d’oeurvers and drinks will be served.

$85.00 per golfer.

Please register by May 28, 2019 by calling or emailing Jason Lowe at 920-230-2652 or jason.lowe@thrivent.com.

For sponsorship opportunities or questions contact Tom Sonnleitner at 920-420-2030 or email tsonny4058@aol.com

Proceeds will benefit the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center.