Military History Society of Rochester

Military History Society of Rochester A not-for-profit historical society chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, under Federal 501(c)3 guidelines. Come see what your enlisted Rochester men and women have done!
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Our goal is to promote a knowledge of the rich military-history belonging to the city of Rochester and the surrounding areas. Our collection and library includes artifacts and material from all eras of the military history of the United States and is open to the general public free of charge. On display in our main gallery is a large collection of Civil War items focusing on artillery. You can learn about the most common field artillery pieces, the projectiles fired and the batteries in which they fought. Immerse yourself further into the lives of the fighting Rochestarian by viewing their day-to-day equipment, uniforms and weaponry. Also, you can stay and relax while reading something from our collection of over 2,000 books. For the gun enthusiast, we have a large display of muskets, rifles and carbines which leads you through the transition of the major U. S. firearms from the Revolutionary War to World War Two. In our back gallery, see items from World War One, World War Two, Vietnam and more modern times including uniforms and a D-Day diorama. There is also an extensive collection of Navy and Air Force combat aircraft models from World War One to the present day.

Building the paddle wheels and assembling the deck.  After over a year and a half the Agawam is taking shape!  Bill is p...
04/29/2019

Building the paddle wheels and assembling the deck. After over a year and a half the Agawam is taking shape! Bill is persistant.

Follow the progress of the Agawan by Bill Emerson.  Planking the hull is complete and coppering the bottom is underway. ...
04/22/2019

Follow the progress of the Agawan by Bill Emerson. Planking the hull is complete and coppering the bottom is underway. Bill still has a long way to go!

The start of the USS Agawam by Bill Emerson 3 years ago.  More photos to come.  Unveiling Friday May 3  6-9pm.
04/19/2019

The start of the USS Agawam by Bill Emerson 3 years ago. More photos to come. Unveiling Friday May 3 6-9pm.

Military History Society of Rochester's cover photo
11/09/2018

Military History Society of Rochester's cover photo

Military History Society of Rochester's cover photo
11/09/2018

Military History Society of Rochester's cover photo

Military History Society of Rochester's cover photo
05/25/2018

Military History Society of Rochester's cover photo

05/25/2018
Marine laid to rest in the Mansions of the Lord

Let us remember the fallen of every generation. May God Bless them.

Edited sequence set to the sound of the US Military Academy Glee Club, "The Mansions of the Lord". For the complete, true story of USMC PFC Chance Phelps wat...

Captured by the Italian Army during the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which took place from October 24th to November 3rd, 1...
11/12/2017

Captured by the Italian Army during the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which took place from October 24th to November 3rd, 1918. The cannon was a gift from the Italian government that was dedicated on June 21st, 1921. 2,000 of the 20,000 men who served from the greater Rochester area were either Italian born or of Italian descent. 280 Italian

Many thanks to Bill Welsh who donated the buildings.  MHSR is using them to construct an HO scale WW2 German rail yard. ...
09/15/2017

Many thanks to Bill Welsh who donated the buildings. MHSR is using them to construct an HO scale WW2 German rail yard. The Rochester Model Railroad Club ( Mark Rossiter, Pres.) is helping us to lay the track and giving us the advantage of their experience. The vehicles were detailed by Mike Vasile, one of our valued volunteers. Mike is a long time war gamer and a really great with details. Progress pictures will be posted soon.

11/15/2015
La Marseillaise.

La Marseillaise.

la patrouille de France fierté national, pour orer notre hymne national. au moins ici personne ne la sifflera!...

11/13/2015
Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War

Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War

Special Forces medic Gary Beikirch treated wounded indigenous and U.S. soldiers under intense fire in the Kontum Province, South Vietnam, on April 1, 1970. H...

10/09/2015

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle is having of a "Rochester's Choice" balloting for local businesses and organizations. The Military History Society of Rochester has been entered under the category of "Museums," which can be found as a sub-category of "Entertainment."

As members of our organization, we would appreciate it if you could go to the link below and submit your vote for us in that category.

The link below will bring you to the "Entertainment" category. Scroll down until you see the "Museums" sub-category and click on that to get a list of local museums.

The society wishes to thank you for your interest in this endeavor and looks forward to your continued support.

http://democratandchronicle.secondstreetapp.com/l/Rochester-Democrat-and-Chronicles-Voters-Choice/Ballot/Entertainment

Address

250 N Goodman St, Fl 2nd
Rochester, NY
14607

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(585) 730-4041

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