You can be part of the Museum too
The Museum is driven by volunteers like you. We have volunteers that staff the Museum for visitors and volunteers that spend countless hours cataloging and organizing the collection. Volunteers are part of the backbone at the Museum and play an integral role in our continued success.
If you would like to volunteer at the Museum, we are happy to have you. Whether you’ve got just a couple of hours you can spare or would like something a little more regular we have opportunities for you. And, don’t worry if you aren’t a seasoned historian because your volunteer efforts will give you a chance to learn about the Museum, the service of veterans from the Miami Valley, and do some good community building work. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us or visit our volunteer sign-up page.
Have you ever wondered what you can do with your old military memorabilia?
We are interested in artifacts of any United States historical era from the founding of our country through the present, as well as objects relating to your military service or Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Wartime Merchant Marine History.
The following are materials of interest:
- Equipment, gear, and uniforms
- Personal papers and documents, maps, books, and memorabilia
- Memoirs, diaries of military service (any format)
- Unit insignia
- Art (original drawings, paintings, sketches, cartoons, prints, etc.)
- Scrapbooks, motion pictures, and videos or audio records of your service
- Captured enemy materials
- Original personal correspondence
- Base, Camp, Unit, and Service related newspapers and periodicals
- Unit histories (published or not)
- Books related to military service (fiction and non-fiction)
- Service manuals, brochures, and handouts
- Photographs (prints, negatives, slides, albums)
- Anything else related to your military service or military service in general.
This Museum is not in the realm of ordinary. We are a legacy museum. All of our items donated have a story waiting to be told. We must educate our youth to understand that the price of freedom is not always rewarded with ticker tape parades and confetti. It is our goal to capture the legacy for future generations so that they may understand and fully appreciate the sacrifices of the men and women throughout history.