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These are the current events of the Museum for 2016
May 30th at 10:30 am Memorial Service at Claquato Cemetery
June 18th and 2:00 pm Desert War Veterans Day
July 4th Centralia Parade
August 6th Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day
September 4th "Rust or Shine" Car Show and Music Festival
September 24th Korean War & POW / MIA Veterans Day
December 4th Pearl Harbor & WWII Veterans Dinner
"The Miracle Museum"
By Lee T. Grimes
as told to Julie McDonald Zander
This incredible story tells how God inspired what led to the creation of the Veterans Memorial Museum. After a Fourth of July Patriotic Program at the Centralia First Church of God, the founder of the museum was visited by the Holy Spirit and given the message
“No, don’t let them forget; go out and get their stories.”
From that spiritual encounter that night, the Veterans Memorial Museum was born. It has flourished under God’s guidance, providing a place of healing for the hearts of hurting veterans, a place where people care. This book relates the many miracles that have unfolded as the museum grew from an idea to the worldwide recognized memorial it is today. – Lee Grimes
(as taken from the rear cover of the book)
The book has finally arrived! Get your copy today! Learn the detailed stories that made this miracle happen. Over one hundred photos!
Limited Edition Color Hardback is $35.00 each
Soft Cover is $15.00 each
Shipping is $5.60 for one book. Call for postal rates for more than two books.
To order your copy – please stop by the Veterans Memorial Museum or send check, money order or cash to
Veterans Memorial Museum
100 SW Veterans Way
Chehalis WA 98532
Payments by Credit Card over the phone are possible as well
Call today for more details!
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.
They Shall Not Be Forgotten...