Mission of the Museum
Our mission is to honor, and perpetuate the memory of the service men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces down through the history of our country during peacetime or war.
The mission of the museum began over a decade ago with the goal of making sure that our veterans "Shall Not Be Forgotten".
The museum began with humble beginnings in 1997 at a storefront and in 2005 we opened our new facility visible from Interstate 5 just off of exit 77.
The museum features a 9,000 square feet main gallery with 85 display cases and hundreds of displays honoring our veterans. The museum features a military history reference library with thousands of volumes. There is also a gift shop and a "USO" where you can come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some conversations with our local veterans. For special occasions the museum also has a modern 3,000 square foot Events Center.
Information on operating hours, admission fees and other features of the museum.
World War Two Murder Mystery
You don’t want to miss this new fundraising event for the Veterans Memorial Museum. On December 14th, 2013 we will be hosting in conjunction with the Evergreen Playhouse a World War Two Murder Mystery Theatrical Event. Come to the Museum at 6:30pm and step back in time to 1944. The show will start at 7:00pm. Experience first hand what it was like at the Chehalis USO. Enjoy the fine appetizers, deserts, refreshments and music as you interact with the characters and learn that something is amiss in Chehalis!
There will be drama, intrigue, mystery and excitement as you try to piece together the clues and events to solve the mystery.
Two grand prizes will be awarded at random to the select few that best solve to puzzle.
We encourage guests to come dressed in 1940's attire, but it is certainly not required!
Cost per person is $35 and includes food and entertainment for the evening. Seating is limited to 100 guests so reserve your space today. Come support us as proceeds from the evening will benefit the Veterans Memorial Museum and the Evergreen Playhouse.
We hope to see you all there. If you have any questions please call the Veterans Memorial Museum at 360-740-8875.
WORLD WAR TWO / PEARL HARBOR VETERANS DINNER
Coming up on December 8th at 2 pm the Veterans Memorial Museum will host its 16th annual World War Two Veterans Dinner. This event is probably one of the greatest highlights of the Museum when we take time to honor The Greatest Generation. We can not afford to forget the Generation that rid the world of the most dangerous tyranny.
This years event will feature a catered dinner by Katrina’s Catering. The Napavine High School Jazz Band will be playing Big Band music from the era. Everyone was pleasantly amazed at the talent these young men and women have! In addition to dinner there will be a guest speaker and a time for veterans recognition.
Tickets will be $25 per person which includes all the evenings entertainment and either a steak or chicken dinner with salads, sides, deserts and refreshments. As always we guarantee the food will be better than anything from the Mess Hall in 1944!
Spaces are reserved to 150 guests. Please drop by or call (we can take a credit card over the phone) to reserve your spot for this event. We can not thank our World War Two Veterans enough!
We promise the eating will be better than this!
2013 Calendar of Events
Dec 8 Pearl Harbor / WW II Dinner Day
Dec 14 World War II Murder Mystery Fundraiser