DES MOINES' PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD 2023



VOTED the BEST MUSEUM
by the Des Moines' People Choice Award 2023!

VOTED the Silver AWARD for BEST PLACE TO VOLUNTEER!!

LOREN HORTON COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARD


An award that recognizes outstanding local history projects completed during the previous calendar year.
It's namesake represented the State Historical Society of Iowa in many capacities from 1973 until 1996.

Award Recipient - Iowa Gold Star Military Museum of Johnston, Iowa
Project - Living History Weekend


Video Tribute to African Americans



Tribute to Iowa Women in the Military




  • Welcome to the Gold Star Military Museum!

  • Our WWI exhibit has been updated recently with new artwork

  • The WWII Pacific Theater collection has some recent additions



News:

Oral History Interviews

Vist the new Veteran Oral History interviews
Sponsored by Bravo of Greater Des Moines!

Our Used Book Store is Open

Paperback books $1
Hardcover books $2
DVDs 25 cents and VHS tapes are FREE!!

Upcoming Events

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Groups of 10 or more require a reservation:

Contact the museum at 515-727-3216 or
Email: Ben Elliott at benjamin.elliott@iowa.gov

Guidelines

  • Face Coverings/Mask - Optional
  • No food of any kind allowed
  • No drinking containers of any kind including water bottles
  • No Umbrellas
  • No bags (Exception purses and diaper bags)
  • We encourage social distancing.

Virtual Brick Wall

Take a moment to visit our new Virtual Brick Wall!


Virtual Aerial Tour

Scan the QR code now to start the tour!



Find Us

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
7105 Northwest 70th Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131
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Virtual Tour

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Hours

Sun - Mon
Closed
Tues - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Newsletter

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