Come Check The Museum Out at Area Parades!

Sat. June 13th - Chain O'Lakes Festival @ 5 pm

Sat. June 27th - Avilla Freedom Festival @ 3 pm

Sun. July 12th - Kendallville on Main Street @ 6 pm

Richard Lavanture is selling his 1952 Dodge W20 M37 Military Vehicle. The vin number is 80043431. Richard is selling his vehicle for $25,000 which when sold he will make a 5% donation to the museum. Come check out this grand vehicle! Please contact the museum if you have any questions.

Richard Lavanture is selling his 1938 French Latil Model M7T1 Military Vehicle.

The vehicle was used in WWII & one of very few in the United States.

The French Latil is valued at $40,000.

A donation will be made to the museum if this vehicle is sold at $40,000 or above. Please feel free to come into the museum to look at the vehicle!

We appreciate your interest in helping the museum!

For Sale By Owner 

*Disclaimer - Museum DOES NOT OWN THIS

The Military wing of the museum is growing! Recently, we have expanded several displays, including the Pearl Harbor and Women’s Service Corps--“Home Front” displays.  Also among many projects in the works, the museum’s curator and display team will be expanding our medical display, combat rations, and war in the pacific displays in the coming weeks. Volunteers are encouraged to help us build these displays! If interested, please contact either Robert or Andrea at 927-9144.

 DVK Foundation Announces New Displays

Hours of Operation 


9 am to 5 pm

Sat. & Sun. 

9 am to 5 pm 

The DVK Foundation and Museums celebrate

America's Heritage by providing the public with an entertaining, educational experience focused on the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of historical treasures.

NMHC Mission statement:

  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.


 Honoring the people, the purpose and

the legacy of the American military

Featured Exhibit of the Month


Adults: $10

Seniors: $8

Children 6-12: $6

Children under 6: Free

WWII Veteran: Free

Veterans: $4

Family (2 Adults + Dependent Children) : $25

Military History

Carl Casper Collection

Race Cars

Monster Trucks


Do You Have A Special Event Soon Approaching?

 We have banquet rooms available for rental that can accomodate 25 - 2000 guests!



Museum will be partially closed

Saturday July 11th, 2015 for a private wedding ceremony.

The museum will reopen at Noon & close at 5 pm.

Please note there will be a large amount of guests following the wedding ceremony for the reception. The guests will stay at the museum & be allowed to walk through the museum. Please be patient with our staff and guests.

Thank you for your understanding!