Events

Upcoming Events 

Come back soon to check up on events coming in the future.  Drop by the museum to experience military history, especially Middletown’s and Connecticut’s role in provisioning the military armament and sending its citizens off to defend American interests throughout our nation’s history from the earliest colonial days to the present.  

 

Past Events

               

GMMM Military Vehicle Show and Autos of the War Era Car Show  

July 24, 2021      9am to 3pm    

LOCATION:  Show was held on the grounds of the Museum, 200 Walnut Grove Road, Middletown, CT.

HUGE thanks to the owners of our military and civilian show vehicles and guns, reenactors, and military displays for making this inaugural event a success!  Special thanks to our volunteers, particularly the large contingent of Eversource employees and our area veterans who regularly support museum events.  

SHOW SPONSORS:  The Museum appreciates the support of local businesses that made this event possible.

 

Platinum Sponsor:  

 

Eversource logo

Our Future Is Clean Energy

 

Gold Sponsor:

 

HomeTeam Supply

 

Sponsors:

 

Jersey Mikes

Neils Donuts

PriceChopper

 

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PHOTOS OF THE 2021 GMMM Military Vehicles and Cars of the War Era Concours’

Home Team Supply donated the beautiful Flying Eagle and American Flag trophies.  (Photo by Joan Liska)

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Mayor Ben Florsheim awarding the Mayor’s Trophy to Bill Cross for his 1942 Ford GPW, accompanied by Museum’s Show Administrator, Joan Liska.  (Photo by Jerry Augustine)

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Bill Cross’s winning 1942 Ford GPW Jeep (Photo by Jerry Augustine)

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Some of the other vehicles at the show.  (Photos by Joan Liska)This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is military-vehicles-2021.jpg

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Norm Way Baseball Game

                 July 3, 2021  11:00am   (cancelled – rained out)

 

EARLIER YEARS EVENTS

On Monday, October 14, 2019, the museum welcomed a new exhibit:  a 1/4 scale SE5a, World War I aeroplane.

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the museum held a dedication ceremony to honor a new exhibit:  a giant scale model of the USS Dorado (SS-248) submarine, one of two U.S. Navy submarines lost in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

On Friday, July 5, 2019 was the Greater Middletown Military Museum 12th Annual Norm Way Memorial Baseball Game.

Please click this link for the information: https://gmvmm.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/2019-norm-way.pdf

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, was the Official Grand Opening for the Greater Middletown Military Museum. There was a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at 2:00pm and a Dinner at 6:00pm.

On Veteran’s Day, 2018, an open house was held to preview the newly built Greater Middletown Military Museum.  The museum collections had been delivered from the Remington Rand storage facility and other scattered locations and now were finally housed in a single location at its new home on 200 Walnut Grove Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

The SGU National Monument (Secret Guerilla Unit) was delivered and assembled on site (a Huey helicopter owned by the U.S. Air Force and on loan to SGU National Monument CT Foundation).  The monument was ceremoniously dedicated also on Veteran’s Day, 2018.  This helicopter flew combat missions in Laos by the CIA and Laotion allies during the Vietnam war.

On June 20th 2017 a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Greater Middletown Military Museum.  In attendance were State and Local government officials, representatives from Veteran’s organizations, Museum Board of Directors and Members as well as Westfield Fire Department Members and the Public.

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The Greater Middletown Military Museum was named a non-profit organization (501 C 3).