Last updated: 3/25/2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
Street Address
Fort Harrison State Park, Historic Camp Glenn, building 711
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Mailing Address
P O Box 501277
Indianapolis, IN 46250
phone: 317-607-6161
e-mail: mapsf03@att.net
web: www.m20cwinfo.org
Hours
April through October
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
November through March
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
We are open year round and have seminars, a round table discussion and re-enactments in the park through out the year ( even in the winter ).
Admissions
Park Fees: Groups may book tours ahead of time at no cost for the museum, just park fees.
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Mark Pennington, President
phone: 317-607-6161
Marylen Wallace, Secretary/Tresurer
phone: 317-501-8424
Robert Henry, Vice President
Chris Schneider, Military Historian
Dale Lane, Librarian/Staff photographer
Steve Victor, Board of Director member/sales consultant
Description

We have items such as a 14 foot model of the USS Indianapolis as part of the permanent collection, and display space that rotates displays every 3 months. Items may be loaned to the museum temporarily or donated. Both programs are avaialalbe. Some displays are seasonal ( ie: a Battle of the Bulge display from Dec to Jan, the time of the battle )We also have special exihibitions that travel.

We have a staff photographer with an area set up for documenting items - as well as a bed scanner for documents, slide scanner, slide light table, humidity box. We work with other larger institutions ( Indiana State Library ) for help with conservation on large items ( lg maps, blankets, etc. ) We make this service availablt to other institutions.

We will have a roundtable discussion group each 2nd Thursday of the month, at the museum from 7pm - 9pm

Our building is located in Fort Harrison State Park in the historic Camp Glenn area - building #711.

Our programming consists of re-enactments and living history camps around Indiana with many of them being based out of Fort Harrison State Park here in central Indiana. We also visit schools and youth groups with our traveling display. Our biggest display every year is at the Indianapolis Air Show at Mt Comfort Airport each year. indyairshow.com

Mission

The Museum of 20th Century Warfare is dedicated to its four cornerstones: Education - Honor - Integrity - Charity . We honor all Veterans from all wars, past, present and future while we teach about the technology, artifacts, uniforms and soldiers of the 20th Century. We strive to ensure that our past defenders of Freedom are never forgotten. The tools we have at our disposal are authentic and reproduction uniforms, artifacts, recorded accounts, documents, re-enactors and our Veterans. We are ever mindful that all our Veterans are our valued warriors.

Artifact Collections

20th Century military items donated by Veterans

Research Collections

Library on site, 1500 plus books and counting, librarian, archivist, staff historians and docents available

Educational Programs

Docents are available for tours each day the museum is open without prearrangements, however special tours may be booked on the days that we are normally closed. There is no cost for the museum for any program, but the park charges an entrance fee at the gate. We have a 20th Century Roundtable discussion the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pm, we can schedule trips to schools, we have teacher packets available with program ideas for WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and Desert Storm including reading lists and suggested media.

Facilities

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

Facebook daily, we publish videos on Youtube ( social media is an avenue for a large audience ) our web site is updated weekly, we put out a Christmas year end newsletter, a brochure availabe at the front desk daily and monthly press releases.

  • Facebook
    Youtube
    website
    Press release
  • Services

    Group Tours

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