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Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Michigan Military Heritage Museum "Where History Matters"

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The Michigan Military History Museum was founded in 2016 to bring to life the rich history of Michigan's contributions in war and peace. Although we do focus heavily on the involvement of Michigan in the U.S Military; we have artifacts from all over the world, and from many different time periods. We truly strive to be "Where History Matters", and we look forward to meeting you all soon!

Operating as usual

We are open tomorrow and Sunday from 11-5 so if you need a break from shopping stop in and see us!
11/25/2022

We are open tomorrow and Sunday from 11-5 so if you need a break from shopping stop in and see us!

Check out the amazing hand sculpted figures of Danny Campbel! Danny and his Wife Tammy donated these today and they are ...
11/24/2022

Check out the amazing hand sculpted figures of Danny Campbel! Danny and his Wife Tammy donated these today and they are amazing! Stop in and check them out.

One last Sabaton video, prepared in house by our own Dennis Skupinski. Some great images of the band and our team at Kic...
11/21/2022
Sabatons Day Off Jackson, MI

One last Sabaton video, prepared in house by our own Dennis Skupinski. Some great images of the band and our team at Kicking Brass Shooting Range and of course meeting our local WWII vets here at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum. We hope you enjoy it!

Sabaton's Day Off Jackson, MI Sunday October 9, 2022 At Kickin Brass Gun Range and Training Center and Michigan's Military Heritage Museum in Jackson, Mi.

11/21/2022

Special Holiday Hours:We Will be Closed Saturday & Sunday December 24 & 25 and December 31 & January 1, 2023

11/21/2022
Tools For Veterans

Check out this awesome resource that also helps veterans! Stop by their store or call them up to donate your unwanted or unused tools! https://www.facebook.com/toolsforveterans

We are a Veteran-owned small business that restores donated old tools and gives a portion of our sales to non-profit Veteran organizations.

44 YEARS LATER !!!! 🇨🇦🙏🇨🇦The top photo, taken in July 1944, in Normandy, shows three Canadian heroes (Bernard Hoo, John ...
11/19/2022

44 YEARS LATER !!!! 🇨🇦🙏🇨🇦
The top photo, taken in July 1944, in Normandy, shows three Canadian heroes (Bernard Hoo, John McCouville and Roy Kostick) at the entrance of Caen. These three members of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada survived the war, returned to Canada and had wonderful lives. On June 6, 1988 (forty-four years after the picture was taken), Bernard, John and Roy went back to Caen and stood at the exact same spot (bottom photo).
Post by John, European correspondent for the MMHM.

You don't need to be a major international touring group to get a tour of the museum! Just call us and reserve your grou...
11/19/2022

You don't need to be a major international touring group to get a tour of the museum! Just call us and reserve your group date, we are happy to work with you! Better yet, don't wait for the group, stop in on Wed, Sat, or Sun from 11-5 at your convenience.

Roel Van De Velde Cannoneer 1st Class Royal Army Netherlands 1994-95Another interesting interview with a soldier of a fo...
11/17/2022
Roel Van De Velde Royal Army Netherlands

Roel Van De Velde Cannoneer 1st Class Royal Army Netherlands 1994-95

Another interesting interview with a soldier of a foreign army.
Please enjoy!

Roel Van De Velde Royal Army Netherlands 1994-95. Cannoneer 1st Class part of an AntiAircraft Artillery Battery. Participated the the Watersnood during 1995.

11/16/2022

On October 10th we presented Sabaton an award from the US WWI Centennial Commission for their work in raising funds for the memorial in D.C. We hope you enjoy this presentation even though it was two years late due to Covid....

Spent a few minutes talking with Congressman Tim Walberg about the Custer Monument in Monroe.
11/15/2022

Spent a few minutes talking with Congressman Tim Walberg about the Custer Monument in Monroe.

Yesterday we had the honor to have Maryan Czubko in. Maryan served with the 5th Tank Battalion, 5th Marine Division at I...
11/13/2022

Yesterday we had the honor to have Maryan Czubko in. Maryan served with the 5th Tank Battalion, 5th Marine Division at Iwo Jima and during the Occupation of Japan. Thank you for your service Maryan!

THREE OF A KIND !!!! During WWII, many American soldiers thought they were going insane when they kept seeing the same m...
11/12/2022

THREE OF A KIND !!!!
During WWII, many American soldiers thought they were going insane when they kept seeing the same medical technician in several places at once. They were in fact seeing T/Sgt Robert J. Aldinger, T/Sgt William F. Aldinger and T/Sgt Henry L. Aldinger, identical triplets from Long Island, New York. These three brothers joined the USAAF together, received medical training together, and were all assigned to the 4th Ferrying Group, but by precaution, they never flew on the same aircraft together. Month after month, they proudly served they country by evacuating American heroes wounded in Europe, and bringing them home. Following the war, none of the triplets ever got married, and in the mid-seventies, they moved into a house in Warwick, New York. Robert, William and Henry were inseparable and fascinating. Suffering from a genetic eye disease, they always took care of each other, always dressed alike, and had the habit of finishing each other's sentences. Henry passed away in 2000, Robert in 2012 and William in 2015. They are now resting in peace, side by side, at the Long Island National Cemetery.
Post by John, European correspondent for the MMHM.

Learn about the Michigan connection to Veteran’s Day.Saturday at 1pm we will being doing a 1/2 hour event to honor Major...
11/11/2022
Eugene I. VanAntwerp & Veterans Day WW1 Centennial Education

Learn about the Michigan connection to Veteran’s Day.
Saturday at 1pm we will being doing a 1/2 hour event to honor Major E.I. VanAntwerp

Eugene I. VanAntwerp was a veteran of the World War, Long time city council member of Detroit, Mayor of Detroit and National Commander of the Veterans Of For...

11/11/2022

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them 🌺

Join us Saturday the 12th at 1:00pm for a short program on Eugene VanAntwerp and how he helped legislate Armistice Day. ...
11/10/2022
Image: 2022 Veterans Day Free Meals & Discounts - Over 100 Offers!

Join us Saturday the 12th at 1:00pm for a short program on Eugene VanAntwerp and how he helped legislate Armistice Day. He was a WWI Veteran, National Commander of the VFW and a former Mayor of Detroit. We will have refreshments and maybe even some WWII vets to talk to!

Found on Google from themilitarywallet.com

Some Michigan CCC history from The Wayne Hisorical Society!
11/09/2022

Some Michigan CCC history from The Wayne Hisorical Society!

Thank You Jimmie’s Towing 517-750-4200 for lifting our World War 1 caisson and limber on to a trailer. Photo of tow truc...
11/09/2022

Thank You Jimmie’s Towing 517-750-4200 for lifting our World War 1 caisson and limber on to a trailer. Photo of tow truck driver Trey after a job well done!
Museum Volunteers Ken and Dave are in the last photo securing the cargo to the trailer.
They will be sand blasted, repaired and painted soon. They were made in Detroit by American Car and Foundry in 1918.

It is not only election day here, it is the 8th of November... Here in Jackson we remember PFC Michael Milton Medley of ...
11/08/2022
Big & Rich - 8th Of November (Video)

It is not only election day here, it is the 8th of November... Here in Jackson we remember PFC Michael Milton Medley of the 173rd Airborne who died on this day in 1965.

© 2009 WMGBig & Rich - 8th Of November (Video)

3 great titles from a Michigan Author about the Civil War, WWI, and WWII in the Great Lakes. Stop in to get yours!
11/08/2022

3 great titles from a Michigan Author about the Civil War, WWI, and WWII in the Great Lakes. Stop in to get yours!

Here is a short video on how Veterans Day became a national holiday. Join us Saturday at 1pm as we honor Eugene VanAntwe...
11/07/2022
Eugene I. VanAntwerp & Veterans Day WW1 Centennial Education

Here is a short video on how Veterans Day became a national holiday. Join us Saturday at 1pm as we honor Eugene VanAntwerp for his work in making this happen. We will have several new exhibits as well as some veterans to talk with and light refreshments. See you there!

Eugene I. VanAntwerp was a veteran of the World War, Long time city council member of Detroit, Mayor of Detroit and National Commander of the Veterans Of For...

Join us on Saturday November 12th at 1pm as we present a Veterans Day program to honor former Detroit Mayor Eugene VanAn...
11/06/2022
Image: Honoring Veterans Day 2022 | San Mateo County Libraries

Join us on Saturday November 12th at 1pm as we present a Veterans Day program to honor former Detroit Mayor Eugene VanAntwerp. Eugene was a WWI Veteran who was able to get Veterans Day established as a national holiday and he was from our great State of Michigan! There will be a short program, members of Eugenes family will be present as well as many veterans to include a Pearl Harbor Survivor and a former member of the Dutch Army. You can also see many new and updated exhibits!

Found on Google from smcl.org

A huge thank you to Sabaton for their kind words about us in this edition of their tour vlog. Give it a watch to see the...
11/05/2022
SABATON Vlog - US/CA Tour 2022 - Episode 6 (Cincinnati, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, Chicago)

A huge thank you to Sabaton for their kind words about us in this edition of their tour vlog. Give it a watch to see them speaking with WWII Veterans Captain Herbert Elfing and PFC Leonard Gyles. It was a special day to be sure!

In this episode you’ll witness one of the highlights of our trip. We visited Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum and had the huge honour of meeting veterans ...

And just like that, phase 1 of that Camp Blair project is complete! THANK YOU Brothers Landscaping of Jackson.
11/04/2022

And just like that, phase 1 of that Camp Blair project is complete! THANK YOU Brothers Landscaping of Jackson.

The Camp Blair project has begun! SPECIAL THANKS to the sponsors, Glick Foundation, True Community Credit Union and Expe...
11/04/2022

The Camp Blair project has begun! SPECIAL THANKS to the sponsors, Glick Foundation, True Community Credit Union and Experience Jackson!

We have a limited supply of beautiful hand made Poppies and enameled metal Poppies available for Veterans Day. Stop in a...
11/04/2022

We have a limited supply of beautiful hand made Poppies and enameled metal Poppies available for Veterans Day. Stop in and get yours!

Looking for something interesting to do this Winter? Why not volunteer as and Archivist at Michigan Military Heritage Mu...
11/02/2022
Image: 6 Questions for the Getty's Institutional Archivist | Getty Iris

Looking for something interesting to do this Winter? Why not volunteer as and Archivist at Michigan Military Heritage Museum? As a volunteer you can set your own hours (limited to the days we are open of course) and our volunteers get to experience many interesting events to include meeting veterans, attending speaking events and more! Stop in and see us for more info or send a message.

Found on Google from blogs.getty.edu

Interview with Sabaton guitarist Chris Rolland. Chris served in the Swedish Army.
10/30/2022
Chris Rorland-Guitarist, Sabaton

Interview with Sabaton guitarist Chris Rolland. Chris served in the Swedish Army.

Chris Rorland-Guitarist, Sabaton.Chris was in the Swedish Army, learn about his experiences while in military service.

10/30/2022

So you all know that the band Sabaton visited the Michigan Military Heritage Museum to meet with some of our local WWII vets and hear their stories. That said, did you know that Sabaton Guitarist Chris Rorland was in the Swedish Army? Click below to watch our interview with Chris about his experience in the Army and his thoughts on service. Thank you for the interview and your service Chris! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xqOTdmCdKw

All of us here at MMHM want to wish a speedy recovery to Floor Jansen, Wife of Sabaton Drummer Hannes Van Dahl. Floor wa...
10/27/2022
Floor Jansen - Phantom of the Opera ft. Henk Poort (Live)

All of us here at MMHM want to wish a speedy recovery to Floor Jansen, Wife of Sabaton Drummer Hannes Van Dahl. Floor was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer but the prognosis is good. Thoughts and prayers to Hannes and his family for a speedy recovery! Have you heard Floor sing? Here she is doing Phantom of the Opera livel.

The only correct way to end the evening. The Phantom of the Opera with the one and only Henk Poort. It was a dream to sing this song with him on Beste Zanger...

A great CCC Civilian Conservation Corps trunk from a camp on Isle Royale in Lake Superior! Named to a Jackson resident.
10/26/2022

A great CCC Civilian Conservation Corps trunk from a camp on Isle Royale in Lake Superior! Named to a Jackson resident.

Photos from U.S. Army Center of Military History's post
10/25/2022

Photos from U.S. Army Center of Military History's post

New shirts are in! Small-3xl available now. Also MMHM stickers! Stop in and get yours now!
10/22/2022

New shirts are in! Small-3xl available now. Also MMHM stickers! Stop in and get yours now!

Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum Hosting Veterans Day Event
10/19/2022
Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum Hosting Veterans Day Event

Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum Hosting Veterans Day Event

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Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum was on JTV today talking about the Sabaton visit. Please watch!
10/19/2022

Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum was on JTV today talking about the Sabaton visit. Please watch!

On Saturday November 12th at 1pm, we will be having a 20 minute ceremony for Veterans Day. We will be Honoring Eugene I....
10/17/2022

On Saturday November 12th at 1pm, we will be having a 20 minute ceremony for Veterans Day. We will be Honoring Eugene I. VanAntwerp from Detroit, MI. He was a veteran of WW1, a long time city council member of Detroit and Mayor of Detroit. In 1938, he was instrumental in making November 11th a National Holiday which we now call Veterans Day.
Please watch the video to learn about the Michigan Connection to Veterans Day and the important part that Major VanAntwerp played.

https://youtu.be/tNr6Iu2HIBU

Photos from Michigan Heroes Museum's post
10/17/2022

Photos from Michigan Heroes Museum's post

Truly glad to have been a part of this meeting!
10/16/2022

Truly glad to have been a part of this meeting!

10/16/2022

We are open on Sunday 11am-5pm!

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311 N. Wisner
Jackson, MI
49202

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(517) 926-6696

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The Michigan Military Heritage Museum was founded in 2016 in Grass Lake and exists to bring to life the rich history of Michigan's contributions in war and peace. Although we do focus heavily on the involvement of Michigan in the U.S Military; we have artifacts from all over the world, and from many different time periods. We truly strive to be "Where History Matters", and we look forward to meeting you all soon!

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The Michigan Military Heritage Museum is located in Jackson, and I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dennis Skupinski from that organization on my podcast. We discussed a lot of the little known Michigan history from World War One, including Major General Harry Bandholtz from Constantine and Fred Zinn from Battle Creek. We also talked about stories of Ty Cobb, Henry Ford, William Boeing and even Francis Reed Elliot Davis, the first African American Red Cross Nurse. Listen here:
https://anchor.fm/michael-delaware/episodes/An-Interview-with-Dennis-Skupinski-from-Michigans-Military-Heritage-Museum-on-World-War-One-History-e1hl3pn
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Michigan Military Heritage Museum
Our next Off the Clock networking event will take place at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum. Take in some history, enjoy a drink or two, and catch up with fellow business leaders in the area! Register here:
http://business.jacksonchamber.org/events/details/off-the-clock-ribbon-cutting-at-the-michigan-military-heritage-museum-7667?calendarMonth=2022-04-01
This event is made possible by County National Bank
Our next Off the Clock networking event is on April 20 at Michigan Military Heritage Museum! We just had to show off the cool venue we'll be exploring. Register here: http://business.jacksonchamber.org/events/details/off-the-clock-ribbon-cutting-at-the-michigan-military-heritage-museum-7667?calendarMonth=2022-04-01
This event is made possible by County National Bank.
Region 9 Veterans Community Action Team & USA Hockey Arena invite Michigan Service Members, Veterans of all Eras and Military Families to join us for a weekend of family fun, honor and hockey.

Easy online RSVP for your tickets on Eventbrite using link below. Three dates to choose from! 🇺🇸
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usa-hockey-salute-to-our-heroes-free-event-3-nights-tickets-269831141207?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Cela faisait 78 ans que la tombe de mon filleul Clarence R SPRAGUE attendait sa photo.
Grâce à vous et vos recherches nous avons pu réaliser mon plus cher désir, lui rendre hommage en déposant sa photo et quelques fleurs.
Encore MERCI Ă  vous

American Military Cimetery Saint Avold France
December 7, 1941, was a day that would live in infamy and thrust the United States of America into the second World War. Now 80 years later, Americans and people from all over the world gather to pay tribute to those whose service and sacrifice preserved freedom and liberty at home and abroad.

The USS Arizona Memorial, United States Scott #4873 at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona (BB-39) during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and commemorates the events of that day.

George Sheffer, my wife’s uncle is one of those entombed on the USS Arizona.
Jackson County Michigan Historical Society is taking RSVPs for their holiday party through Monday, and both Lost Railway Museum and Michigan Military Heritage Museum are celebrating the season alongside other Jackson County Museums. Details at https://www.experiencejackson.com/blog/jackson-museums
The Michigan Military Heritage Museum is opening their new home tomorrow in Jackson at 11. Here's a sneak peak of what you can expect!
Happy Veterans Day, and thanks to all those brave men and women who have served our country in the armed services, fighting to protect the freedoms and liberties we cherish every day. Today I watched the Veterans Day ceremony at Withington Park and stopped by the new HQ for the Michigan Military Heritage Museum located on the old Camp Blair site at Wisner and Wildwood.
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