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Alaska Veterans Museum

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Our Mission

  • Create a museum for the inspiration, remembrance and preservation of the memory of veterans and of their sacrifices for America's freedom.
  • Educate the general public through the collection, presentation, and exhibition of artifacts, personal accounts and historical acts relating to the history of our veterans.
  • Promote activities that will enhance or support the purpose of the Museum.
  • Support our veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserve members.

Our Story

The Alaska Veterans Museum is focused on honoring our nation's veterans and insuring that because of the sacrifices they made to defend America's freedom, "They Shall Not Be Forgotten." As President Calvin Coolidge said, "A nation which forgets its defenders, will itself be forgotten."

Although home to the largest veteran population per capita of any state in the Union, Alaska is the only state (as of January 1, 2011) not to have a veterans museum. Our active group has been working for years to change that. We have collected more than 110 oral histories and hundreds of artifacts from veterans dating from WWII to the present. Because we have had no permanent residence, we have been displaying these and educating the public as a "portable museum" in places such as the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska Aviation Museum.

We operate on grant money and donations from generous people, families, businesses and corporations. We need your help. Please consider a donation via "Pick, Click, Give" from your Permanent Fund Dividend, or donating though our Donations Page.

Thank you to our generous donors

Every little bit helps. We depend on the financial support of individuals, families, businesses and organizations. These donors have given time, energy and money in an over-the-top kind of way. Please use their services if you can and thank them for helping us out. As always, if you'd like to help, or you know someone who would, let us know.

Thank you to:

  • Col Suellyn Wright Novak, USAF, Ret.
  • Dwight Neill
  • Friends of the NRA
  • Alaska Community Foundation
  • Michael G. Reagan
  • Sanda Putnam
  • Alaska Aviation Museum
  • Hawk Consultants
  • King Career Center
  • Dr. Chelton Feeny
  • Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
  • Alaska Gun Collectors Association
  • VFW Post 9785
  • Lt Col Kandy Kizis, USAF, NC, Ret.
  • Tim Benintendi
  • TSgt George Darrow, USAF, Ret.
  • Aurora Limousine Service
  • Eagle River Photo
  • Hi-Res Graphics
  • The Gallery
  • Blaines Art Supply
  • Capitol Glass
  • Big Bob's Flooring
  • Picture This
  • SFC Leo and Norma Hannan
  • CPO Shawn Reynolds, USN, Ret.
  • American Legion Post 128 Ladies Auxiliary
  • Thirty-Five Plus Singles Club
  • AFGE Local 3028
  • Travel Guide Inc.
  • Vacation Country Travel Guide
  • Col Wayne Daniels, USAF, Ret.
  • Julie Wold
  • CSM Ira Rion, US Army, Ret.
  • Martin and Joan Smith
  • Wayne Anthony Ross
  • MOPH Anchorage Chapter
  • Beth Leffingwell
  • Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
  • Landing Zone
  • Tom Schuh
  • Ms. Kaleigh Wotring
  • Phil & Holly Anderson
  • Mrs. Kvernplassen
  • Mrs. DeFrance (Communique` Antiques)
  • Mike Johnson
  • Mrs. Shiryl Mauldin
  • Mrs. Joann Vanover
  • Les Chastain
  • Jim Pinski Estate
  • Alfred Hanisch Estate
  • Linda Nix
  • Jimmie & Marian Muckridge
  • Banner Babes of Joy Lutheran
  • Paul Iverson
  • Paul Slooter
  • Albert Meeker III
  • Marie Matsuno Nash
  • Mrs. Clifford J. Groh, Sr. in memory of LT Clifford J. Groh, Sr.
  • Fitzgerald Photography
  • 40 & 8 Society
  • Betty Davenport
  • Museum of Military History

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Mon10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM6:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM6:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM8:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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