The World War II
History Center offers a wide range of exhibits, covering topics from
every theater of combat and the Home Front. As our collection
grows, so will our number of exhibits. Coming soon is a World War
II time-line made up of 12 panels measuring 4 feet by 6 feet. The
timeline will give a brief overview of the reasons for the war's
beginning, the major highlights, and the effects that World War II
still has on the world today.
to view our on-line index of library resources.
The Research Library contains resources
that cover nearly every aspect of World War II from the atomic bomb and
aircraft to the Warsaw Uprising and the Women of World War II.
These resources are in the form of books, magazines, photos and oral
histories, and are all indexed by computer, making searches quick and
to view our Research Database.
are looking for information about military personnel, military units,
or naval vessels that served during World War II, our database can
help. If we have information regarding a person, unit, or ship,
it will be listed on the database.
researching a topic related to World War II? Don't have the time
or the resources to do it? Send us an e-mail or give us a call
and we'll see if we can help! Click here for words
of appreciation from those we have helped.
Phone: (316) 322-8753
Click here to view our Tribute Gallery
We are providing an
opportunity to honor a friend or loved one that served their country
during World War II in any capacity. Not only are we recognizing
military servicemen and women, but those on the Home Front who
contributed as well. The Tribute Gallery is viewable on our
website and at the center. Click here to learn how you can
submit a name for the gallery.
We have volunteers that can serve as living history interpreters or
"decoration" for your war-time themed event. Our volunteers dress
as American GI's, Air Corps pilots, WACs (Women's Army Corps), Rosie
the Riveter and civilians in proper 1940's attire. Our volunteers
have participated in fundraisers, parades, movie openings and other
take the museum to the people by offering programs for civic
schools and public events. We can offer a limited number of
living historians who can speak about a specific World War II
topic. Or we would be happy to speak to your organization about
the World War II History Center. Click here
to schedule a program for your organization.
here to learn more about our past programs and how to schedule one
for your organization
is in our motto,
and is one of our main reasons for existence. We can offer
programs that meet state education standards and that are suited to
meet your needs.
history is a recorded
personal history given by someone who experienced a particular
believe that oral histories are one of the most valuable forms of
record because they are from the perspective of someone who was
Though sometimes memories may fade, and facts may be distorted, they
provide a unique insight into events that history books simply can't
capture. Our collection is available on computer for visitors to
to view items for sale in our Gift Shop
a museum be without a gift
shop to annoy parents into buying things for their children? Ours
offers many items related to World War II like hat pins, music, books,
collectibles and toys. It also offers World War II History Center
merchandise as well as many generically patriotic items.
World War II
Click here to view the list of
titles we have available at the PX Gift Shop
Check out our
collection of World War II movies and documentaries. We have over
120 titles to choose from and the collection is growing.
World War II Movie Night
We are now showing
World War II-related movies at the World War II History Center.
On the second Friday of every month at 7:00pm, we will show one of
hundreds of movies made about the war, or during the war.
Admission is free and reservations are suggested, as the theater only
seats 42 people. We have an eight foot wide screen, a digital
projector, and 5.1 channel surround sound which gives that "theater"
feel. Click here
to see a schedule of upcoming features.
Special Guest Speakers
We also host special
guest speakers including veterans, book authors and historians.
Special programs can be given to your group all at our location.
We have PowerPoint presentation capability with our digital projector
and eight foot wide screen set up above and behind the speaker's
location. We also have surround sound available for microphone
use or special documentary presentations.
The attractions and
services listed above are what are currently available at the World War
II History Center. However, we have much bigger plans for our
future, including offering the country's only World War II battlefield
where visitors can watch battle reenactments, take walking tours to
gain the perspective of their forefathers, and take riding tours on
vintage WWII vehicles. Click here to
learn more about our long term goals.