Today, in 1945, WWII officially ended. The most devastating war in history was finally over.
This weekend we get to participate in honoring the veterans of WWII at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN.
We explored this wonderful gem of a museum when we were last in Vincennes performing at the Red Skelton Gala in May. This museum is an absolute treasure just busting at the seams with history, artifacts, military vehicles, uniforms, photos, bunkers and trenches for live re-enactments and more! It’s an incredible collection of military history unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
The curator, Jim Osborne, has done a phenomenal job of collecting, displaying and researching the thousands upon thousands of items in this museum. The amount of planes, tanks, canons, big guns, helicopters and....even a submarine, is overwhelming!
In May, we actually got a personal tour by the curator himself, and it was fascinating to hear about the efforts he has gone to to secure some of these items on display. And again, everything is SO well done and the displays are, in some cases, a work of art! I know I am using a lot of !!!! but this museum deserves them. (!)
We spent three hours there during our last visit and could have spent another six, had we not had to get home. If you go, plan several hours. In addition to two large buildings that are home to thousands of items from the Civil War to the Gulf War, there is also a WW2 German bunker and a field of trenches where they have re-enactments. The museum is also home to several one-of-a-kind military items that you won’t see anywhere else. Honestly, this museum needs to be featured on the History Channel.
Mr Osborne should be honored for his dedication and work on this museum. It’s just amazing.
As part of the festivities this weekend, Jeff and I will be performing during the 13th Annual Salute to Veterans of World War II. We’ll be performing our new musical tribute show “The Music That Helped Win The War”. It features 24 songs from 1939-1945. Performances on both Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 1:30 pm.
For a full list of events and more information, please visit the Indiana Military Museum’s Facebook page.