Support the Museum

The mission of the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum is to honor and depict the military experience of Iowa citizens in all wars, homeland defense and Iowa service. The Museum’s purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit materials that illustrate the story of Iowa’s military past from statehood to the present. The Iowa Gold Star Museum honors the heroic service of all Iowa veterans.

Our success would not be possible without the contribution of our employees, volunteers, and the support from our fellow Iowans.


If you are interested in volunteering at the Museum, please call us at (515) 252-4531.

Share Your Story

Thousands of Iowans have shared their stories and experiences with the museum, many of which are recorded onto audio and video for future generations, and we would love to hear your personal military experiences. If you would like to share your story, please email us at


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Museum please call (515) 252-4531.