Thank you for visiting the site of the DVK Foundation, home of the National Military History Center and the Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum.
Why visit us? We have something for everyone to enjoy.
Do you have a big event soon approaching? We have banquet rooms available for rental that can accomodate 25-2000 guests.
Children 6-12: $6
Honoring the people, the purpose and
the legacy of the American military
The center is dedicated to helping current and future generations of Americans embrace and understand the unique nature of the American Military, and the individual service and sacrifice that continues to secure and preserve our freedoms.
The DVK Foundation celebrates America's Heritage by providing the public with an entertaining, educational experience focused on the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of historical treasures.
Beginning in 1987 In an effort to celebrate the amazing women who have contributed to history, since 1987 the United States has dedicated the month of March as Women’s History Month. The Dean V. Kruse Foundation and National Military History Center would like to invite you to join in this celebration with our newest exhibit dedicated to one of America’s first women Air Force pilots, a hometown hero, Margaret “Maggie” Ray Ringenberg. Although many people thought women were not fit to pilot military planes during World War II, Maggie went against all odds by doing just that after joining the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots, the WASP. Among many other items, on display are Ray’s original pilot wing insignia given to WASP pilots, her insignia pilot patch, uniform top, and various photos taken both during World War II and her racing career after the war. The National Military History Center will hold an event in conjunction with the exhibition on March 22 at 2 p.m. with a short presentation by the daughter and author of Ringenberg's biography, Maggie Ray: World War II Air Force Pilot. In addition, you are able to view this new display with $2 off all admission prices to the museum for the entire month of March. We are open 7 days a week from 9 am-5 pm. Bring the family out to celebrate this hometown hero!