The Freedom Heritage Museum was began to collect, preserve, and make accessible the objects produced and the personal accounts of our local home front and veteran heroes of World War II, so that future generations become educated about their efforts and sacrifices and that we remember and honor them for protecting the freedoms we have today. From 1941 to 1945, tens of thousands of Tri-State residents worked on the home front in Evansville factories. These factories produced quantities in the
millions of more than 300 different items that made Victory in Europe Day and Victory over Japan Day possible.
The museum will feature live demonstrations of historic artifacts in the collection (airplanes, military vehicles, and production equipment), recreate what it was like to: train for combat, fly a fighter mission in a P-47, fight in a tank battle, plan / produce / supply materials on short order for the war effort on multiple fronts, have personal stories of our local veterans and home front workers, a Wall of Local Heroes and many more features showcasing the efforts from people in this area during World War II.
To become a member or donate items please contact us today.