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The Museum of the Soldier got its start by combining the personal collections of three individuals. Jim Waechter, Brian Williamson and Mike McBride banded together to set up exhibits at local and regional events.

Long range plans include permanent exhibits highlighting local military history and a large flexible main gallery space with changing exhibits, a multi-purpose area for lectures, banquets and similar dioramas. Plans also include focusing on the local Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program of the later 1930s and the early 1940s, one of only two black CCC camps in Indiana.

Location: P.O. Box 518, 510 East Arch Street, Portland Indiana 47371 Telephone 260-726-2967

Other History nearby:
(Lima) Allen County Museum
(Berne) Amishville USA
(Greenville) Bear's Mill
(Fairmount) Fairmount Historical Museum
(Fort Recovery) Fort Recovery State Memorial
(Greenville) Garst Museum

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