Kansas Museum of Military History

Kansas Museum of Military History Military History from WWI through Present
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Located in Augusta, Kansas, the museum is housed in the machine shop once owned and donated by the Williams Pipeline Company. The museum houses over 10,000 artifacts many of which are on display; including a Huey helicopter, Kiowa helicopter, Vietnam era gun truck, Tanks, and many personal items

Mission: The mission of the Kansas Museum of Military History is dedicated to honoring American service personnel; past, present and future throught the acquisition and preservation of artifacts from all conflicts involving the U.S., and to use these artifacts to educate future generations about this facet of our history.

Military History Events
06/06/2020

Military History Events

Seventy-six years ago today - the longest day.

06/06/2020
Good Guys in Bad Lands

Good Guys in Bad Lands

D-Day 6June,1944

Honor to the Fallen,
let's not forget the high price of freedom.

05/30/2020

We are open today until 4PM,

Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America
05/30/2020

Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America

May 30: Feast of St. Joan of Arc patron of military personnel and Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES).
St. Joan of Arc, pray for us!

American Battlefield Trust
05/24/2020

American Battlefield Trust

@HISTORY will be taking over the American Battlefield Trust’s social channels today to reflect on the accomplishments and complexities of Ulysses S. Grant. Join us for discussions on his life, presidency, and military career and don’t miss “Grant,” the 3 night miniseries event, 5/25 at 9/8c on HISTORY.

05/24/2020
Old Soldier Meets Young Soldier | The Gap

Old Soldier Meets Young Soldier | The Gap

The Gap is a window into different lives and different generations. Two people, of vastly different ages, discuss a shared experience that impacted their liv...

05/23/2020

We are now open for tours each Saturday from 10-4

Passageways, Ltd
05/13/2020

Passageways, Ltd

Last night this incredible young lady and her parents delivered a check for $250! Instead of gifts for her 12th birthday, she wanted to help heroes by doing a fundraiser. Such a pure heart that acted on a beautiful idea! Thank you from all of us at Passageways!❤❤

SEARCH, Inc.
05/11/2020

SEARCH, Inc.

SEARCH, Inc. and Ocean Infinity are pleased to announce the discovery of USS Nevada, one of the U.S. Navy's longest serving battleships. The wreck was located 3 miles deep in the Pacific during a joint expedition that combined SEARCH, Inc.'s maritime archaeologists and Ocean Infinity's robotic technology and deep-water search capability. The veteran battleship, which survived Pearl Harbor, German artillery, a kamikaze attack, and two atomic blasts, is a reminder of American perseverance and resilience.

#SEARCHInc #SEARCH2O #OceanInfinity #SEARCH2OceanInfinity #OCEANSEARCH

05/09/2020

We are open today!!

Military History Events
05/08/2020

Military History Events

Today is the 75th Anniversary of Victory of in Europe, 8 May 1945.

Looking for top quality BBQ? Look no further than The Bomb BBQ, a local area veteran owned business specializing in the ...
05/07/2020

Looking for top quality BBQ? Look no further than The Bomb BBQ, a local area veteran owned business specializing in the highest quality BBQ and All American fare, able to provide catering or food truck services for your special event. Troy Evan's and crew will treat you right and provide you a meal to remember. Next time you're in need of food for a special event, give The Bomb BBQ a call, be sure and tell them that The Kansas Museum of Military History sent you!!

Bbq day...catering!

78 years ago, the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marine Corps
05/05/2020
78 years ago, the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marine Corps

78 years ago, the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marine Corps

On May 5, 1942, 29 men arrived at Recruit Depot San Diego for basic training in the Marine Corps. They would go on to develop and implement an unbreakable code that was used across the Pacific theater of World War II

Had a quite unexpected Thank You note arrive today at KMMH along with a generous donation from the Rose Hill High School...
05/02/2020

Had a quite unexpected Thank You note arrive today at KMMH along with a generous donation from the Rose Hill High School Football Team seniors, what a great group of young men. KMMH wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.

04/27/2020

KMMH plans to be back open business as usual on 9 May

04/27/2020
HOUSE of TANK Museum

There is a new tank museum opening in Wichita, Ks, wanted to let all of our loyal followers know of another great military experience.

https://m.facebook.com/HOUSE-of-TANK-Museum-112909480399823/?modal=admin_todo_tour¬if_t=page_invite¬if_id=1587969083992934&ref=m_notif

The House of Tank Museum is a museum that is located in Wichita, Kansas that has many time period exhibits, including 27 tanks, which range from WWI era M1917 to the modern Leopard 1a5 with composite armour.

Chaplains provide resources, counseling during COVID-19 response
04/25/2020
Chaplains provide resources, counseling during COVID-19 response

Chaplains provide resources, counseling during COVID-19 response

It’s common to feel a wide variety of emotions during a disaster – fear, anger, stress – even for members of the Washington National Guard. That is why Col. Don Brewer, the State Chaplain for the Washington National Guard has asked all chaplains to reach out to soldiers and conduct health and ...

04/22/2020
The Marines' Hymn

The Marines' Hymn

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby The Marines' Hymn · Madison Rising The Marines' Hymn ℗ 2014 Purple Eagle Entertainment Released on: 2014-11-01 Auto-generated b...

78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid
04/18/2020
78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

April 18 marks the 78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, in which Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, U.S. Army Air Forces, and Vice Adm. William F. Halsey Jr., U.S. Navy, led a joint bombing operation on

WW2 Armor
04/15/2020

WW2 Armor

Now hear this!

75 years ago today, a small detachment of tankers from the 743rd Tank Battalion discovered something they had never witnessed before since landing in Europe on June 6th, 1944.

We salute and honor these heroes who liberated and saved the lives of the 2,500 abandoned former Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp prisoners.

That is all.

04/12/2020

KMMH helping to fight the Corona Virus.
KMMH is helping fight the global pandemic by running an application called Folding at Home on its computers. This is a distributed computing application that allows literally thousands of computers world wide to function as one giant super computer. Researches then use these teamed computers to simulate virus functioning and the effect different treatments have on mitigating the pandemic. You can assist also by following the link below. We currently have 3 systems running the application and expect to have possibly 3 more in the coming couple weeks.

https://foldingathome.org/

The museum's Mk-82 500lb General Purpose bomb display upgraded today with the addition of an extremely rare FMU-130/B no...
04/11/2020

The museum's Mk-82 500lb General Purpose bomb display upgraded today with the addition of an extremely rare FMU-130/B nose impact/delay fuze. The fuze was intended to replace the M904 mechanical nose fuze and associated delay elements and fuze well adapter booster and speed up the time it took to build up large quantities of the Mk-80 series GP bombs. However due to reliability issues, it was never produced past its initial run of 10,000 fuzes.

SGT Nong - KS Army National Guard
04/05/2020

SGT Nong - KS Army National Guard

PVT Vasquez-Ringgold earned herself a pair of size 7 boots.

Hopefully every time she sees this picture it’ll remind her that she stepped up and enlisted with the Kansas Army National Guard during a time of crisis.

While PVT Vasquez-Ringgold qualified for the $20,000 bonus MOS, she declined it to enlist as Military Police. With it she will gain valuable skills and training that will assist her in a great civilian law enforcement career.

She was determined to join her junior year of high school. This will allow her to go to Basic Training this summer and AIT the summer after her senior year. She will not have to worry about her college tuition and will be awarded more money through the GI Bill kicker.

Talk about a great part time job! Foam finger replaced handshakes for the time being.

#kansasarmynationalguard #armynationalguard #kansas #wichita #31B #militarypolice

Vietnam Veterans Day
03/29/2020
Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29 is set aside as Vietnam Veterans Day. It was officially established by President Donald Trump in 2017 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Vietnam Veterans Day
03/29/2020
Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29 is set aside as Vietnam Veterans Day. It was officially established by President Donald Trump in 2017 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

03/21/2020

Yes we are open today!!

03/21/2020

We will be open today from 10am to 4pm business as usual. Had a great weekend last weekend and hope for that again today. Come see what you've been missing!!

Air Power
03/17/2020

Air Power

The first jet ace of the Korean War was Captain James Jabara, a veteran of the Second World War, who has been amongst the first F-86A pilots in the 4th FW. Jabara scored his first confirmed MiG kill on April 3, 1951, and quickly added to his score, achieving “flying ace’ status on May 20. Pulled out of action on May 21 (generals didn’t want to lose the first jet ace in combat), Jabara eventually managed to return to Korea in 1953, and ended the conflict with a final tally of 15 jet victories.

03/13/2020

The Kansas Museum of Military History will be open business as usual each Saturday, no modification of operations due to the current World Health Organization concerns.

03/07/2020

64 Rockin degrees in Kansasland today, what a great day to come out and see what you've been missing at KMMH!!!!!

Address

135 N Walnut St
Augusta, KS
67010

General information

Hours are: Saturdays 10am to 4pm To travel to the museum from Wichita, KS, get on US 54 East to Augusta, once in Augusta one will come to the junction of US 54 and Hwy 77 also known as Walnut Street. Turn South (right) and travel about 5 blocks to the Museum, if you cross the railroad tracks, you have just missed us!

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(316) 867-2063

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Wow we have been in Kansas 25 years and never even heard of this. See you in the fall ;-)
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A little practical way to honor a Veteran… I’ve asked this man to tell his story. Steve Woelk of Basehor, Kansas, was in the Navy in 1968 when he and the entire crew of the USS Pueblo was taken captive by the North Koreans. They were held for 11 months, abused and tortured, and the ship never returned. This is a bit of forgotten history, but this man deserves to tell his story. Steve is now in his 70’s. Please come hear him tell his story in about 30 minutes. [Thursday, November 15th, Johnny’s Tavern, 6765 W 119th St, Overland Park, order meal or appetizer at 6:45pm, Steve will have the floor by 7:15pm. Please RSVP to Tim O’Brien at [email protected] or 573-528-1574.]
My name is Marvin Adcock,and I have been trying unsuccessfully for several years to locate a large navy ship's anchor to be placed in our All Veteran's Memorial Park in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. I was stationed onboard the U.S.S. Piedmont making two deployments to Vietnam, and I currently serve as Color Guard Commander of Chase County All Veterans Committee. The vets of Chase County began building our Veteran's Memorial Park in the late 90's, and we currently have on display a Chase County Veteran's Wall, cenotaph of Chase Countians who gave the ultimate sacrifice, a band stand gazebo, a Huey helicopter, an M1 tank, and an anchor that is small and literally goes unnoticed. I have been in contact with NavSea and with Naval History and Heritage Command, but there are no ship's anchors, props, or other Navy artifacts available through them. We are a small rural Kansas community, but we have immense pride in both our country, and in our veterans. If you could please share this post to help spread our message I would very much appreciate it. The Chase County All Veteran's Committee salutes you, and may God bless America!