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

05/05/2018

Fond du Lac EAA Chapter’s “Open House”

Fond du Lac County Airport 05/05/2018

This is in conjunction with the local EAA chapter “Young Eagles” Fly-In. Featuring (weather permitting), SNJ &PT-26, as well as other groups including Commemorative Air Force. PX will be there too. MVMEC will have 1 vehicle there and look for our table inside with artifacts on display.

For more information visit www.youngeagles.org

05/05/2018

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/

05/19/2018
05/19/2018

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

05/28/2018

Neenah/Menasha Memorial Day Parade

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

The annual Memorial Day Procession gives us the great opportunity to honor those who have served our country. The 2018 Procession for Memorial Day will begin at 9 a.m.

05/28/2018

Oshkosh Memorial Day Processional

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

The annual Memorial Day Procession gives us the great opportunity to honor those who have served our country. The 2018 Procession for Memorial Day will begin at 9 a.m. on Algoma St. at the Division Street Intersection and march down to Riverside Cemetery. This route has been followed by area veterans dating back all the way to 1868. Further ceremonies will take place at Riverside Cemetery to honor those who have served.

We are proud to announce that one of our own volunteers, Don Blaney, will be doing the Gettysburg address this year!

05/30/2018

MVM’s 2nd Annual Golf Scramble

Oshkosh Country Club – 1pm-7pm

Join us for our 2nd annual Golf Scramble.

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.

$85.00 per person.

Please register by May 26, 2018 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

Sponsorship opportunities include 1/hole sponsorship for $150 or gift certificates/prize donations.

Proceeds will benefit the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center.

 

06/06/2018

Culver’s Fund Raiser Night

Help the Military Veterans Museum by enjoying a delicious meal!

Dine at the Culver’s on Westowne Ave in Oshkosh on June 6th, 2018 (D-Day) from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and a portion of your bill will be donated to our museum.

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

06/24/2018

Timber Rattlers Military Appreciation Day

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

More information to come.

 

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.