Veterans Museum And Education Center
302 Vermont Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118 - 386.256.7909 (Landline) - Email Us - Tue - Sat, 1- 4pm
About The Museum
VETERANS MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, INC. MISSION
To educate the public about the importance of our men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
•Pay tribute to the dedication, service, and sacrifice exhibited by our veterans
•Educate future generations in understanding the cost of freedom
•Encourage and foster pride and patriotism in our Country
The Veterans Museum And Education Center was founded in March 2013 by John Brinkley of Ormond Beach Florida. John established the Museum as a 501(c3) not for profit tax exempt charitable and educational organization. The Museum was originally located in the Ormond Beach City Hall Building with about 400 square feet of exhibit space.
The Museum moved in January 2016 to the second floor of the Tic Toc building at 166 South Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach. This new location provided 1,800 square feet, allowing for additional exhibit space. The location was made available to the Museum by Dr. Wahba W. Wahba, a well-known physician in the area.
In the fall of 2020 we made the move to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 84 building at 605 8th St in the City of Holly Hill. We occupied over 3,000 square feet in their main building.
In 2021, the City of Daytona Beach provided the Museum with the Cornelia Young historical library building. The building needed intensive upgrading by the City before it could be occupied. This work delayed our moving in until late January of 2022. A grand opening was held on June 4, 2022 and was well attended by many State and City officials, as well as many supporters.
The Museum has now reached our new home. This location is providing the Museum with better exhibit space to permanently house and display our Museum items in an easily accessible location.
The Museum is governed by our Board of Directors. There are seven directors consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two Officers-at-Large and Curator. The Museum has no paid officers and operates with an all volunteer staff. Corporate sponsorships, memberships, and donations allow the Museum to continue to remember and honor our Veterans.
While the mission of the Veterans Museum and Education Center is to honor those who have served their country, one of the goals of the Museum is to ensure that our youth and community understand the history of dedication and sacrifice that our Veterans demonstrated and endured.
We invite local school systems to visit the Museum. The Museum provides speakers from our organization to visit classrooms so that students can hear experiences from our Veteran community.
The Veterans' Museum is a 501(c3) non-profit corporation that is operated by an all volunteer staff. We operate on income from membership fees and donations from people like you. Please donate to us. You do not have to be a member of PayPal to donate.