Street Address
120 Ohio Avenue
Dayton, OH 45428
Mailing Address
120 Ohio Avenue
Dayton, OH 45428
phone: 937-267-7629
Monday through Friday AND 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Monday - Friday9 AM - 4 PM
Patriotic Holidays and Christmas Eve
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum Type(s)
Group Tours
Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF, RET, Board President and Curator
phone: 937-267-7629
Ken Hoelscher, Board Vice President
phone: 937-267-7629
Catherine I. Beers Conrad, Pubic Affairs Director & Board Treaasurer
phone: 937-267-7629
Kim Villalva, Board Secretary
phone: 937-267-7629
Brent Davidson, Board Chaplin
phone: 937-267-7629
Micheal McBride, Board Trustee
phone: 937-267-7629
Kendra Beckman, Board Trustee
phone: 937-267-7629
Aaron Anderson, Board Trustee
phone: 937-267-7629
John Hoelsher, Board Trustee
phone: 937-267-7629
Alex Villalva, Board Trustee
phone: 937-267-7629


We have more than 130 uniforms of all types and hundreds of other artifacts on display. The museum is arranged in chronological order, making it easy for visitors to self tour displays that cover the Revolutionary War to the present, including Military Operations Other Than War such as Grenada, Lebanon, and Panama. All branches of the Armed Forces are represented, including the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Relics from the opposing side in each conflict are also displayed.


Our mission is to perpetuate the memory of the Veterans of the Armed Forces past, present and future, to establish a permanent military museum as a repository for preserving artifacts and research materials, and to foster Patriotism and respect for our Veterans and the Armed Forces.


The Museum started as traveling displays in 2003; in 2007 we moved into our current location. Our Curator began collecting military relics as a child which grew into a life long love of history. Having spent 9 of his 20 years in the US Air Force stationed in Germany he had the opportunity to visit all the major battlefields in Western Europe. His collection of WWII artifacts grew by leaps and bounds forming the basis for the Museum.

Artifacts Collections

We have over 2500 uniforms, medals, letters, photos, artifacts & memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through current, all branches, all ranks men and women. Highlights of our artifacts include:

  • the Medal of Honor,
  • pieces of the USS Maine and USS Arizona,
  • pieces of the World Trade Center
  • pieces of the Pentagon
  • pieces of the United Flight 93 crash site.

Research Collections

  • Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines from 1917 - 1918
  • Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the Civil War
  • Manuals and Regulations from all branches of service in all eras.

Educational Programs

  • Gallery Tours
  • History of the Soldiers Home Presentation, now known as the Veterans Administration
  • Speakers Bureau/Lectures


Research Library

Lecture Halls


We are a 501(c)3 Ohio Non Profit

Tax ID Number 46-0835261


Access: General Public, Staff Only

Appointment required: No


We publish a quarterly newsletter.

  • The Big Picture, Quarterly Newsletter
  • Annual Report, March 2019


Our building was built in 1880. We do have a wheelchair ramp with automatic door entrance.

Wheelchair Accessible





Medals Replacement // Personnel and Unit Research // Genealogical Research // Speakers Bureau //Educational Programs

Group Tours