New Mexico Museum of Military History

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The New Mexico Museum of Military History is dedicated to education by presenting the History of America's armed conflicts from colonial times to the present. Through the exhibition of objects and artifacts and hands-on displays. We highlight the service of all veterans.
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Community Involvement with Historic Vehicles and Memorabilia WWII through today displayed at special events, Honoring all Veteran's:
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In the News

New Mexico Museum of Military History making headlines

Vet stumbles across ambulance he drove in WWII at Albuquerque museum
 By Royale Da/KOAT
Published: December 10, 2015
It’s an incredible coincidence.
An ambulance there for some of the bloodiest fighting in World War II is in Albuquerque. So is the man who drove it:
Military museum needs new home
By Charles D. Brunt / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 11:55pm
Updated: Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 12:05am

Just six months after finally finding its first real home, it appears the New Mexico Museum of Military History will have to leave its Lomas NE location.
Harry Misel, a member of the museum’s board of directors, said this week that he thought the original six-month lease he had with Richardson Enterprises – the Austin-based company that owns Rich Ford – was extendable for up to 10 years on a month-to-month basis. 
But Kevin Blewett, president of Richardson Enterprises, said the lease expired more than a month ago and that Misel missed a deadline to extend it. He also said Rich Ford needs the space.
As a result, Misel said, the museum won’t have a lease after today and is scrambling to find at least 10,000 square feet of space to store more than a dozen vintage military vehicles and other memorabilia.
The New Mexico Museum of Military History has been on the drawing board since 2004, when Santa Fe resident Nat Holzer let it be known that he’d like his massive collection of military vehicles and memorabilia to go to a museum where the public could view it. After Holzer died in 2008, his family sold some items from the collection, but donated the bulk of it to the museum earlier this year, Misel said.
The collection’s inventory list – 60 pages long – includes more than 100 vehicles, numerous military uniforms, dozens of weapons ranging from rifles to a Sidewinder air-to-air missile, and thousands of memorabilia items. The current museum houses only a fraction of Holzer’s collection.
Meanwhile, Misel said he and the museum’s board will continue looking for a permanent home for the museum, but without additional support from the city, state or private donors, it will continue to be an uphill battle.
“We just really need more outside support,” he said.
Donate your military items
To donate items such as vehicles, uniforms, weapons, and more please contact
Harry Misel at 505-798-0896
Volunteer your time
We could always use volunteers weather it is mechanical, sprucing up the vehicles or event personel.
Please contact Harry Misel at 505-798-0896 
Financal Supprt
Monotary donations are our only source helping us provide education and hopefully a brick and mortor place soon
The New Mexico Museum of Military History is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations to The New Mexico Museum of Military History are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

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