Welcome to The Freedom Heritage Museum, an institution created to collect, preserve, and make accessible the objects produced, and the personal accounts of our local home front and the veterans, during World War II. Please, browse the museum site and educate yourself about the efforts and sacrifices made by the heroes of this generation.
The museum will feature:
- Live demonstrations of historic artifacts in the collection
- military vehicles
- 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
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. Evansville supplied the war effort. Like no other effort before or since, home front workers assured the war front would succeed. Those who served in the armed forces around the globe, supplied by Evansville and other hardworking communities, won the Second World War and saved the world’s freedom. This was the time of Evansville’s greatest impact on world events. We shaped the future. We honor our home front and armed forces heroes with the Freedom Heritage Museum.