OUR MISSION:

To Honor, Preserve and Perpetuate the legacy of  

Miami Valley Veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

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HISTORY

It all started with a July 4th parade in 2008 to celebrate the founding of our country. Parade participants started talking about the need for a museum to preserve the legacy of Veterans and to honor their service to our country. In 2009, the Miami Valley Veterans Museum was founded to honor that vision. The first museum was a  12'x 14’ office that eventually grew to a 5,000 square foot space on the second floor of the Masonic Temple in downtown Troy, Ohio.  
By 2019, we had outgrown the Masonic Temple location and the building was up for sale. After a  great deal of searching a 5 acre site south of Troy, Ohio was identified as a new location. The museum is currently in the process of  Phase 2 of a Capital  Campaign to purchase and renovate the location. We have moved the museum collection to the new site at 2245 S. County Rd. 25-A Troy, OH, 45373.

WHAT WE DO

We provide a repository for uniforms, equipment, 

personal effects including photo, letters, oral and written histories, dairies, and other artifacts. We also provide a meeting place for Veterans and support a multi-county community by presenting Veterans Coffees, museum activities, educational outreach programs, and partnering with other organizations in order to that raise awareness of the contributions of those who have served our country. 

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OUR COMMUNITY

Our museum community includes Veterans, friends, and supporters in the following Ohio counties Miami, Darke, Shelby, Champaign, Clark, Greene, and Montgomery Counties. We also support a worldwide community with the reach of our website and social media and online outreach presence. We reach more than 50,000 folks in a seven-county area with our outreach programs every year. In Jan 2021 we  launched  a public access  program on public access stations in 8 counties called "Valley Veterans" where we feature topics and interviews that focus on themes of interest to Veterans. The  programs can be viewed on channel 991  on a monthly bases when they are scheduled by the local stations.