Weston, West Virginia: Mountaineer Military Museum

Personal exhibit to honor West Virginia's fallen military heroes across a century-plus of wars outside of West Virginia.
Address:
345 Center Ave., Weston, WV
Directions:
From I-79, take U.S. Route 33 West, into Weston, WV. Go through several stoplights, continuing into Weston. At the Go-Mart, look for the green sign...or turn right at that light. Midway down Center Avenue, on the right, next to the fire department, in the old school house.
Hours:
June-Sep F-Sa 10-4; Oct-Dec Sa 10-4. Other times by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
304-516-0800
Admission:
Donation
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Vietnam memorial.

Mountaineer Military Museum

Founded in 2003, and moved to its current location in the Weston Historic Colored School, the museum houses military memorabilia and artifacts from colonial times to the current War on Terror in Afghanistan. A 2,100 square-foot expansion was added in 2012 and opened in 2014 to house additional artifacts. Currently under construction to add even more display space, the museum plans to reopen during the Memorial Day weekend.

[Barb McVaney, 03/01/2016]
Mountaineer Military Museum

The Mountaineer Military Museum's collection is extensive for such a small space, and honors military service from the Spanish American War, WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm/Shield, Iraq, Afghanistan...and everything in between...even, some WWII home front memorabilia.

The premise of the museum is the "PROMISE" to the owner's fallen childhood friends during the Vietnam War. He made a graveside vow (as a pallbearer at his best friend's funeral, "I will never let anyone forget you"). The museum's Hall Of Heroes is most moving and reverent, as they have pictures of those who served from all over West Virginia. They rely on family members to provide pictures, and once one visits, they realize the reverence and respect that the owner give these families' military heroes.

[Barbara McVaney, 07/28/2010]

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