The Motts Military Museum sponsors various events throughout the year. They are planned as an educational benefit for our members and most of the time the public is invited. These events are always offered as a way to remember and honor those who have served in our military.
WWII Higgins Boat Building Now Complete
The new Higgins Boat building is now complete. The Higgins boat is located in its final resting place. It has been a long journey for this WWII landing craft. It is one of the very few original Higgins boats (PA-36-7) still in existence. It was on the USS Cambria (APA-36) a Bayfield-Class attack transport used by the U.S. Navy during WWII. The Cambria was launched 10 November 1942 and was in the Pacific Theatre, participating in assault landings in the South Pacific, invasions of the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Philippines, Leyte, Luzon, New Guinea and Okinawa.
Grand Opening of the New Wing
The Museum opened its New Wing, which doubled the size of the Museum, at our Members Annual Holiday Party. Our Advisory Board Member Ron Rosser, Medal Of Honor Recipient, cut the ribbon with the help of Dewey Stokes, former Franklin County Commissioner, who help fund the new wing, and Don Jakeway, 82nd Airborne jumped in D-Day WWII. The wing is now open to the public, and the official grand opening of the wing will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:00 am, Memorial Day weekend. Please join us!
Motts Military Memorial Garden
As you know, each year we honor veterans and active duty military personnel whose names have been added to our brick garden. This year’s dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am, and will take place on the Museum grounds. Please download an order form, to purchase one or more bricks to honor your special veterans and plan to attend this moving ceremony.
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Veterans Day 2014 at Motts Military Museum
9/11 Artifacts Arrive at Motts Military Museum
Motts Military Museum has received the second largest collection of artifacts in the country from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Purple Heart Memorial
Buckeye Chapter 500, Columbus, Ohio, Military Order of the Purple Heart dedicated their newly erected Purple Heart memorial at Motts Military Museum on Veterans Day, November 11, 2012.