From the beginning, the Board of Directors adopted a mission with three primary purposes in mind. First and most importantly, the Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley’s purpose is to honor and preserve the legacy of local veterans and to honor their contributions in creating and protecting the American freedoms we all enjoy. Our second purpose is to serve as an educational resource so that our local community can understand the duties our local military men and women performed in every major conflict throughout the world. The third purpose is to provide a unique tourist resource for the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The VETERANS MUSEUM OF MID-OHIO VALLEY is a non-profit public charity that is dedicated to protecting and preserving the legacy of our area veterans. Established by a small group of local veterans in 2002, the Veterans Museum presented itself to the public through newspaper articles, small displays set-up in various places throughout the area, and on newspaper, television, and radio spots. With the support of our community and other local organizations, the Veterans Museum opened to the public in July of 2006.
The Veterans Museum offers a growing collection of military displays of local military men and women that includes photographs, letters, uniforms, and other military artifacts each with their own, unique story.
In addition, we offer a library of books, videos, and other educational items to complete military research and/or learning activities. Our docent program trains junior high and high school students to serve as museum guides as they work towards a college scholarship.
Lastly, the museum is a resource center for local area veterans where local veterans can obtain information about area organizations that can help them with issues they may be facing. We are also offering our library area, free of charge, for small veteran groups who would like to meet during our off hours.