July 16, 2018

Visit By Poncho, David & Fame!

We are blessed with the most amazing visitors at the Museum. Today we enjoyed the company of Pancho Mauricio, US Army Colonel and WWII Veteran […]
May 21, 2018

Miles for the Museum Poker Run

Starts and ends at the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library. Not a biker? Join us for the party for only $10. Lunch included, a […]
May 4, 2018

The Candy Bomber

Gail Halvorsen, a child of the Depression, recalls watching planes soar over his family farm in Utah and how he longed someday to be at […]
May 3, 2018

Fallout Shelters and ‘Chirpees’

Fallout shelters entered the American vocabulary and consciousness in 1949 when the Soviet Union had detonated their first atomic bomb. Information was distributed to educate […]
May 2, 2018

Polish relics of the German ‘blitzkrieg’

World War II began on September 1, 1939 when German forces bombarded Poland on land and from the air. The German invasion was a primer […]
May 1, 2018

Sake Bottle from Iwo Jima

A sake bottle from the cave of Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japan’s commanding general at Iwo Jima during the U.S. attack on the island in 1945, […]
April 26, 2018

Derby Days Event featured in local Newspress.

*Credit to: Stacey Henson, USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA* As Justify, Good Magic, Enticed, Quip and the other horses saddle up Saturday, May 5, at the Kentucky Derby, a party […]
April 24, 2018

Gulf War

Iraqi Helmet On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm, a military operation […]
April 20, 2018

Cher Ami & The Pigeons of WWI

Pigeons played a vital role in World War 1 and some were even awarded medals typically given only to humans for their bravery and endurance. […]
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