As the fourth installment of Cincinnati Museum Center’s Treasures series, Treasures of Our Military Past showcases the depth of Cincinnati’s contributions to military action from the late 18th century to the modern era.
Through uniforms, weaponry, medical instruments, supplies, photographs and documents, the exhibit honors the courage and sacrifice of men and women who served during military campaigns. Such military efforts include Fort Washington, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, Civil War, both World Wars and post-World War II military action in Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War and more recent conflicts. The exhibit also features a Veteran Tribute Wall honoring local men and women who served.
A seminal document in our nation’s founding, the Holt broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence from 1776, is also on display for the first time ever at Museum Center as part of the Treasures of Our Military Past exhibit. Click here to learn more about the Holt broadside.
Real Veterans' Stories
When Cincinnati Museum Center public safety officer James Aubin learned of the Treasures of Our Military Past exhibit, he decided to donate his own uniforms from his service as a rifleman in the Marine Corps to help tell the story of those serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Watch his story, and then see his uniform and other military artifacts from the 18th century to the modern era on display in the exhibit.
As we commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day, learn stories of local veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Click here to see more stories.