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Indiana Military Museum Inc

Indiana Military Museum Inc The museum is dedicated to fostering the memory, understanding, and appreciation of U.S. military history. Please call for details or visit our website.

The Indiana Military Museum (IMM) exists to serve the citizens of the community, the state, and the nation with educational programming, archives, displays, and opportunities for intense research related to America’s military history from the American Revolution to the present day. This is accomplished by maintaining, preserving, and displaying artifacts which represent the strength and freedom of

The Indiana Military Museum (IMM) exists to serve the citizens of the community, the state, and the nation with educational programming, archives, displays, and opportunities for intense research related to America’s military history from the American Revolution to the present day. This is accomplished by maintaining, preserving, and displaying artifacts which represent the strength and freedom of

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The Indiana Military Museum will be featured on tomorrow night's episode of American Pickers. To view, tune in to the Hi...
01/10/2023

The Indiana Military Museum will be featured on tomorrow night's episode of American Pickers. To view, tune in to the History Channel at 8 pm EST.

Please consider attending a benefit dinner for IMM volunteer, Chris Boggs, and his family, who has experienced extreme m...
01/10/2023

Please consider attending a benefit dinner for IMM volunteer, Chris Boggs, and his family, who has experienced extreme medical and living expense due to his extended illness over the last year. Despite his illness, "Boggs" continues to be a key part of the IMM comradery on a regular basis, which helps make the success of the museum happen.
Donations can also be made to Chris and his family, in care of IMM, at the museum, by mail or on the museum website, by noting such on donation.

01/06/2023
Reenactor registration for the Great War Event at IMM April 1st/2nd, 2023 is coming soon.
01/04/2023

Reenactor registration for the Great War Event at IMM April 1st/2nd, 2023 is coming soon.

Finally, after 3 years of waiting for its spot in the restoratation shop, the 1915 Budd/GMC, WWI, AEF Aviation Services ...
01/02/2023

Finally, after 3 years of waiting for its spot in the restoratation shop, the 1915 Budd/GMC, WWI, AEF Aviation Services (AS) truck has made it inside to start the process of being reassembled. For the most part, the truck is primed, the pieces and parts are being restored and it will be ready for a new wood bed and canvas to be installed by spring. The motor is still being evaluated as to whether the truck will ever run or just be a static display for now, but it's beginning to look sharp.
Another very rare piece of military history that we feel can only be seen in this country at the Indiana Military Museum.
Volunteer Keith Kline from Berryville, Illinois is shown in the pictures welding on the placement of a new floorboard section. Watch for more pics as work progresses.

Thru January and February, IMM is closed Mondays and winter hours are 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday thru Sunday.
01/01/2023

Thru January and February, IMM is closed Mondays and winter hours are 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday thru Sunday.

The Indiana Military Museum will be open regular business hours, 10 am to 4 pm, ET, this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, thru ...
12/29/2022

The Indiana Military Museum will be open regular business hours, 10 am to 4 pm, ET, this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, thru the New Years holiday.

On Monday Jan 2nd, the museum will be closed and change to winter hours, 11 am to 4 pm, ET, daily thru March 1st. Closed Mondays.

IMM follows the Vincennes Community School Corporation's schedule of closings due to severe winter weather.

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12/26/2022

The museum is open normal hours today from 10 to 4 pm ET.

We have the finest selection of Texas Toy, Sluban, military, block toys for all your last minute Christmas needs. Open u...
12/24/2022

We have the finest selection of Texas Toy, Sluban, military, block toys for all your last minute Christmas needs. Open until 4 pm.

Problem solved, the Indiana Military Museum is open and will resume normal hours today, 10 to 4 pm. Come see us.
12/24/2022

Problem solved, the Indiana Military Museum is open and will resume normal hours today, 10 to 4 pm. Come see us.

Due to adverse conditions, the museum is closed today.
12/23/2022

Due to adverse conditions, the museum is closed today.

Next Saturday, December 17, the Indiana Military Museum will welcome members from the 353. Infantarie Division, 1st. Squ...
12/11/2022

Next Saturday, December 17, the Indiana Military Museum will welcome members from the 353. Infantarie Division, 1st. Squad, German reenacting unit who will be camped out and set up in the IMM German bunker for the weekend, drilling, displaying their gear, and teaching living history to museum visitors from 10 - 4 pm ET. Please come check them out and ask questions, interact with the reenactors, and find out about joining their group, if interested.

IMM regrets to announce the passing of yet another fine, longtime, volunteer and supporter of the museum. Sgt. Richard C...
12/07/2022

IMM regrets to announce the passing of yet another fine, longtime, volunteer and supporter of the museum. Sgt. Richard Carrie, aka Sarg. Click on attached obituary.

WWII Navy Veteran Seaman First Class Howard Beagles, 94, of Springfield, IL, visited the museum Saturday, for the first ...
12/05/2022

WWII Navy Veteran Seaman First Class Howard Beagles, 94, of Springfield, IL, visited the museum Saturday, for the first time with his family, and is reported to have had a "genuinely, special time". Claiming to personally know Santa, he never passes up a candy cane at Christmas time. Here, he is seen autographing IMM's copy of Tom Brokaw's book, "The Greatest Generation", alongside hundreds of other WWII veterans that have visited the museum and signed over the last 10 years.

Don't forget to shop the Indiana Military Museum gift shop for all your Christmas needs. As well as apparel and books, w...
12/02/2022

Don't forget to shop the Indiana Military Museum gift shop for all your Christmas needs. As well as apparel and books, we now carry a full line of miltary themed, "Sluban" and "Flight Force", model building brick sets. From army tanks to airplanes and submarines, they're a real hit with the kids. Come check them out! Open 10-4 ET everyday until Christmas!

Just a reminder that on Saturday, December 3rd from 2 to 4:00 Eastern time, there will be pictures with Santa at the Ind...
12/02/2022

Just a reminder that on Saturday, December 3rd from 2 to 4:00 Eastern time, there will be pictures with Santa at the Indiana Military Museum Inc, 715 S 6th St. Vincennes, IN for $5.00 each.

Santa will be at the Indiana Military Museum for "Pictures with Santa" on Saturday, December 3, 2022 between 2 and 4 pm....
11/15/2022

Santa will be at the Indiana Military Museum for "Pictures with Santa" on Saturday, December 3, 2022 between 2 and 4 pm. The cost is $5.00 per picture. Please come spend the afternoon, visit the museum and don't forget the IMM gift shop for a good selection of military Christmas items. (hats, t-shirts, toys, books, models, memberships, commemorative bricks) and much, much more.

IMM has lost another great friend and veteran. Our guest of honor during our "Salute to WWII Veterans" Labor Day Event, ...
11/12/2022

IMM has lost another great friend and veteran. Our guest of honor during our "Salute to WWII Veterans" Labor Day Event, Ned B. Kent, 105, of Washington, Indiana, formerly of Sandborn, Indiana, went to heaven peacefully, with loved ones at his side, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. He was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Taylor Township, Greene County, Indiana, to Clyde and Barbara 'Ellen' (Benham) Kent. Ned married the love of his life, Julia Adelyne (McKee) Kent, on Dec. 19, 1948, and they enjoyed 71 years together.
Ned was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France during World War II. He was a member of the Sandborn Baptist Church, a recipient of the Sagamores of the Wabash, Lyons American Legion Post 479, VFW, DAV. Ned loved gardening and flowers, using his passion to own and operate Ned B. Kent Florist for 27 years.

11/11/2022

Admission to IMM is free to all veterans today until 4 pm.

11/10/2022

Community Announcement: Clark Middle School, located in Vincennes, is hosting a Veterans Day Program this Friday morning. All Veterans are welcome to attend. The event will be held at the CMS gym, CMS will open to Veterans at 8:30, with the program to begin at 8:45 and conclude at 9:30.

Timeline photos
10/17/2022

Timeline photos

The Great War Event at IMM (WWI) is now set for Saturday/Sunday April 1st & 2nd, 2023. Mark you calendars now. More info...
10/17/2022

The Great War Event at IMM (WWI) is now set for Saturday/Sunday April 1st & 2nd, 2023. Mark you calendars now. More information to follow in time.

2022 IMM Vietnam study in B&W
10/16/2022

2022 IMM Vietnam study in B&W

Right now, it's all on go. The helicopter will run, barring any high winds, breakdowns, or unforeseen problems, but brin...
10/14/2022

Right now, it's all on go. The helicopter will run, barring any high winds, breakdowns, or unforeseen problems, but bring your warm clothes. You're going to be cruising in the open air.
Reenactors - S & A is at 10 am and we'll do a weapons demo or such some time before noon. Maybe a skirmish. Battle is at 2:30.

Coming on Saturday, October 15, the Huey helicopter will be at IMM as a part of our Vietnam Appreciation Day. The museum...
10/03/2022

Coming on Saturday, October 15, the Huey helicopter will be at IMM as a part of our Vietnam Appreciation Day. The museum's guest of honor for the day will be Sgt. Sammy Davis, MOH recipient from Indiana during the Vietnam War, who will have copies of his book available for sale and signing. The Huey and Sammy will arrive about 10 am. Huey rides are set at $100. for adults 13 & up, $50. for children 12 and under, but must ride with an adult. Gates are open from 9 am to 5 pm. Weapons demonstrations, skirmishes and a scheduled battle will go on during the day. Reenactors may stay both Friday and Saturday night. All veterans are welcome to attend. Helicopter rides are provided and controlled by Indiana Search & Rescue. Weather permitting. All outdoor activities are free. For inside museum admittance, standard daily fees apply. Vietnam veterans and before may enter the museum for free on Saturday.

IMM is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of longtime volunteer, Larry Melsheimer, 82, of Vincennes, at 9:10...
09/26/2022
Larry Dee Melsheimer

IMM is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of longtime volunteer, Larry Melsheimer, 82, of Vincennes, at 9:10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Gentle Care of Vincennes. He will be sadly missed by all at IMM.

Larry Dee Melsheimer, 82, of Vincennes, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Gentle Care of Vincennes.

On October 1st at 7 PM at the George Rogers Clark NHP Visitor Center there will be a special showing of this Vietnam War...
09/25/2022

On October 1st at 7 PM at the George Rogers Clark NHP Visitor Center there will be a special showing of this Vietnam War documentary presented by the Indiana Military Museum. All persons of the public are welcome. Contact the IMM for more information.

​Trailer: https://vimeo.com/312861149

Work continues in the Ike Murphy Restoration Shop this week on the Link Trainer Flight Simulator (also known as the "Blu...
09/21/2022

Work continues in the Ike Murphy Restoration Shop this week on the Link Trainer Flight Simulator (also known as the "Blue Box"). Volinteers Ed Marando and Frank Roales are shown here after covering a wing with fabric, while other volunteers, Marc Freuchtel and Ben Dawdy work on the fuselage itself. This rare and fully operational, finished project should resemble the one pictured here at the NAS Ft. Lauderdale Museum and hopefully be on display in the IMM Annex by the end of the year.

Word was received today that another great veteran and longtime friend and contributor of IMM, Jim Baize, 96, of Carmel,...
09/18/2022

Word was received today that another great veteran and longtime friend and contributor of IMM, Jim Baize, 96, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away yesterday. Jim was a member of the US Navy during WWII, piloting a Higgins LCVP landing craft on Iwo Jima, similar to the one he helped to restore and display at the Indiana Military Museum. He will be sadly missed. His incredible story is here ...

https://cbs4indy.com/news/4-our-veterans/hoosier-veteran-recounts-his-journey-from-fighting-in-wwii-to-founding-an-engineering-firm/

Within view of the Indiana Military Museum, Ike has returned home to oversee the place he truly loved most. Rest in peac...
09/17/2022

Within view of the Indiana Military Museum, Ike has returned home to oversee the place he truly loved most. Rest in peace, Ike!

09/14/2022

This week IMM volunteer Bryan walks us through the unique George Field barracks display in the Annex Building. Let us know what your favorite part is.

Ike Murphy, 90, of Vincennes, Korean War veteran, and IMM supporter and volunteer, passed away Friday, September 9th, 20...
09/14/2022

Ike Murphy, 90, of Vincennes, Korean War veteran, and IMM supporter and volunteer, passed away Friday, September 9th, 2022.

Thank you Mick Hetman, IMM photographer/reenactor/design consultant, for the availability of the attached photo. Check o...
09/10/2022

Thank you Mick Hetman, IMM photographer/reenactor/design consultant, for the availability of the attached photo. Check out his other work at Mick Hetman Photography. https://www.facebook.com/hetmanphoto/

09/07/2022

Join us as Jim discusses the history of the T34 Tank and the unique backstory of how a Russian tank came to be at the IMM.

09/06/2022
And more shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"
09/05/2022

And more shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"

More shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"
09/05/2022

More shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"

Some shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"
09/05/2022

Some shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"

Some shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"
09/05/2022

Some shots from the Indiana Military museums "Salute to veterans"

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715 South 6th Street
Vincennes, IN
47591

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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(812) 882-1941

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The Indiana Military Museum (IMM) exists to serve the citizens of the community, the state, and the nation with educational programming, archives, displays, and opportunities for intense research related to America’s military history from the American Revolution to the present day. The museum is dedicated to fostering the memory, understanding, and appreciation of U.S. military history. This is accomplished by maintaining, preserving, displaying, and using artifacts which represent the strength and freedom of our American heritage.


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Here are some of my pictures from this fantastic event. Enjoy!
"Japanese Prayer Flag"
Owner: Jeremy Wayne Bowles
2022 WW2 Event at Indiana Military Museum Inc
WW2 Reenactment photograph by Mick Hetman Photography
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"Brevity Before Battle"
WW2 Reenactor: Jayden Pettyjohn, Long Range Desert Group (North Africa)
2022 WW2 Event at Indiana Military Museum Inc
WW2 Reenactment photograph by Mick Hetman Photography
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"Angels of the Battlefield"
WW2 Reenactors: Cooper Scharbrough (left) and Penny Meier (right)
2022 WW2 Event at Indiana Military Museum Inc
WW2 Reenactment photograph by Mick Hetman Photography
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Paratroopers of the 82nd airborne division 505th G Co prepare for the invasion of Normandy

More photos to come

Corey Vaughn
Trent Henning
Eddie Bivens Jr
Blake Thomas

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"His Life is on the Line"
Parachuting over Normandy on the Night of June 5th, 1944
Operation Neptune, Mission Boston
Target: Ste. Mere Eglise
WW2 Reenactors: Trent Henning of G Company (left) and Jumpmaster Corey Vaughn of 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
2022 WW2 Event at Indiana Military Museum Inc
WW2 Reenactment photograph by Mick Hetman Photography
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"Static Line Connected...to Destiny"
Parachuting over Normandy on the Night of June 5th, 1944
Operation Neptune, Mission Boston
Target: Ste. Mere Eglise
WW2 Reenactor: Alex Mahurin of G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
2022 WW2 Event at Indiana Military Museum Inc
Thanks Alex for the lighting assistance for these night images
WW2 Reenactment photograph by Mick Hetman Photography
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"Under the Union Jack"
WW2 Reenactor: Elijah Delany, Long Range Desert Group (North Africa)
WW2 Event at the Indiana Military Museum Inc 2022
WW2 Reenactor Portrait by Mick Hetman Photography
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"We knew that the success was going to hinge on us." Jim "P*e Wee" Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day
Parachuting over Normandy on the Night of June 5th, 1944
Operation Neptune, Mission Boston
Target: Ste. Mere Eglise
WW2 Reenactor: Alex Mahurin of G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
2022 WW2 Event at Indiana Military Museum Inc
Thanks Alex for the lighting assistance for these night images
WW2 Reenactment photograph by Mick Hetman Photography
www.hetmandesign.com
Copyright Mick Hetman, all rights reserved
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"The Moment Has Arrived"
Parachuting over Normandy on the Night of June 5th, 1944
Operation Neptune, Mission Boston
Target: Ste. Mere Eglise
WW2 Reenactor: Trent Henning of G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
2022 WW2 Event at Indiana Military Museum Inc
WW2 Reenactment photograph by Mick Hetman Photography
www.hetmandesign.com
Copyright Mick Hetman, all rights reserved
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"She Melts the General's Heart"
WW2 Reenactor: Robert Leinweber with his granddaughter Lorelei
WW2 Event at the Indiana Military Museum Inc 2022
WW2 Reenactor Portrait by Mick Hetman Photography
www.hetmandesign.com
Copyright Mick Hetman, all rights reserved
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