A neat local museum offering lots of interesting exhibits is The Museum at Mountain Home.

I wrote about the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, campus a few weeks ago. I mentioned there was a museum on the grounds that contained medical history. Since then I was invited to tour the museum and write a story for the Johnson City Press. This story focused on the military history side of the museum and that is what I will focus on briefly in this posting today.

The military history part of the museum features memorabilia from every conflict America has been involved in since the beginning of the 20th century. A mess kit from World War I is displayed, along with a mannequin wearing a period U.S. Army uniform. An extensive collection of U.S. Navy photos is also arranged in the museum, and you can read more about those by clicking on the link to my story above.

The military portion of the museum is still growing, so I’ll leave today’s post fairly short so as not to reveal too much about the exhibits; however, I will mention that a large display about the battleship USS Arizona in this museum is really interesting.

Military gas maskThe museum is usually only open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. However, special open houses will be held Saturdays through Nov. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. A final open house will be held Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The museum is located on the VA campus in Building 34, also known as the clock tower.

Visit the museum website here.

A note on these pictures: I took them while on assignment for the Johnson City Press.

I’ll focus a little on the medical side of the museum of this unique museum in a later post.

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