The Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley Association is a non-profit organization established by
small group of local veterans in 2002. For five years The Veterans Museum presented itself to the
public through newspaper articles, small displays set-up in various places throughout the area,
and on television and radio spots. Through the efforts of many volunteers, local business supporters
and grants, the Veterans Museum opened to the public in July of 2006.
The 1,700 square foot museum is packed with displays honoring veterans of all services from WWI to the present. The museum also includes a video and book library for research and public education.
From the beginning, the Museum had three primary purposes in mind: First and most importantly, to honor and preserve the memory of veterans through a museum for their contributions in the American freedoms we enjoy; Second, to serve as an educational resource about our military involvement throughout the world; Third, to provide a unique tourist resource in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The Veterans Museum offers a growing collection of military displays that include photographs, letters, uniforms and artifacts. In addition we offer a library of books, videos and internet access for students to complete special research and learning activities. A docent program trains junior high and high school students who will serve as tour hosts.
The Association has volunteers who will do odd jobs at homes for families who have a loved one deployed on military duty, as well as retired veterans and their families.
I enjoyed my visit to the museum. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of visiting a number of military museums. I have found that most of them have their own theme and local flavor. That is what makes them enjoyable.
Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun by appointment
Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley
1829 7th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101