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Aliveo Military Museum

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Richard Johnson wrote a review Aug 2020
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Stopped in this weekend after stopping at The Barrel House. Lots of cool stuff to see. I must for history buffs
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Date of experience: August 2020
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John B wrote a review Aug 2019
Colbert, Washington168 contributions45 helpful votes
The museum ,a housed in a former storefront. Okay, it's not the slickest museum I've been to, but you won't find one more sincere. Model dioramas, posters, uniforms, newspaper front pages, and all sorts of relics help tell the stories of Americans wars from the civil war. Many of the displays were donated by gets or their heirs or families. Some, like a scrapbook page from a friend, details the career of a WWII pilot from him proudly leaving town for training to his loss in the Pacific tgeater. Likewise, clippings timeline of a local man who was declared missing and feared loss, to the Red Cross reporting his capture by the Germans to his return. The family of a Civil War veteran donated his remarkably preserved rife (a modified prewar type modified for further use), and his name on a company pay roster...I was amazed at the penmanship. An exact copy of Himmler's self designed uniform (reportedly the correct size and fabric type...interesting to see, but I'like to know why anyone would go to the trouble and expense to recreate it. An impressive collection of WWII aircraft identification posters. Again, if you've been to a military museum, you've likely seen similar items, but by reading about local personbek, you'll get a person driven look at wars. Some stories have happy endibgs, some don't. Either way, you'll see how a town and it's people went to war.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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lm55417 wrote a review May 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota226 contributions47 helpful votes
This is a small museum but it’s packed with history and some incredible artifacts from wars dating back to the civil war. There is no admission – donations recommended. We spent a little less than an hour there and took in a lot of information. The 2 gentlemen working that day definitely knew their stuff and had some great stories to share about several of their treasures.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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rmcnamara2017 wrote a review Aug 2018
Morristown, New Jersey71 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a small collection from various residents and contains some fascinating memorabilia - especially from WW II. Nice stop on a hot day in Red Wing.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Patty B wrote a review Sep 2017
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota187 contributions12 helpful votes
A lot of old military memorabilia, from weapons and uniforms to posters and medals. The focus is on 20th Century and later, and on American-involved wars. Even if military things aren't your thing, you're bound to find something of interest here. And you can't beat a museum that relies on donations rather than admission fees.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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