June 13, 2018 - Springfield, IL
Today Jo and I took the opportunity to explore a historical site that is a little off the beaten path--the Illinois Military History Museum in Springfield, IL. Located just north of the Illinois National Guard's Camp Lincoln, it is a well-designed series of exhibits located inside a historic landmark.
In the next sections, I will present the exhibits--indoors and outside--in sections relating to the conflicts reflected by the various exhibits. Enjoy the images!
War of 1812
World War I
World War II
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Support
Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom
Community Assistance & Support to Civil Authorities
Outside Vehicles, Equipment, and Aircraft
If you are in central Illinois--or plan to visit--this is a stop well worthwhile. You will only spend about 90 minutes, but the historical treasures are worth the time.
Illinois State Military Museum
1301 N MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702
Hours are 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday