Founder's Forum - Thank you, Vietnam Veterans!
(NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY VEHICLES) In this enlightening edition of the Founder's Forum, Dan Starks, founder of the National Museum of Military Vehicles, focuses on the profound impact and legacy of Vietnam War veterans. He explores their combat experiences, the challenges they faced, and the historical significance of their service. The video covers various aspects including the intensity of combat in Vietnam, perspectives of both the U.S. troops and their adversaries, the high casualty rates, psychological impacts, and the legacy of Agent Orange. It also discusses the post-war treatment of veterans and the role of the museum in preserving their history. This presentation is part of a broader effort to honor Vietnam veterans, encouraging public engagement and remembrance, and inviting viewers to visit the museum to further explore this crucial chapter in American history.
The Roundup: A Conversation With Dan Starks, Founder of the National Museum of Military Vehicles
(CSD) - Wendy Corr talks to Dan Starks, the founder of the $100 million National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois. The museum houses the world's largest private collection of over 500 fully restored military vehicles. Starks is the founder of the $100 million National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, Wyoming. The museum houses the world's largest private collection of over 500 fully restored military vehicles.
It's a relatively new museum, and I'm so tickled, Dan, to have you on today and to talk about this, and to talk about you and your story as well, and how you found Wyoming and why you decided to make this your home, and to focus on this really, I think, obviously a very popular topic.
At Wyoming Military Museum, Tanks Aren't Just For Show -- They Drive Them
(CSD) -In most museums, the exhibits sit stoically. It's look but don't touch. At the National Museum of Military Vehicles, vintage U.S. tanks proudly parade and spin in the snow for spectators. Last week, visitors got to see a 40-ton Kampfpanzer Leopard 1 in action.
Remembering heroes past and present: National Museum of Military Vehicles honors, educates and shares
WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE - Marine veteran Jeff Rohrbaugh wasn't half a dozen steps into the National Museum of Military Vehicles, and he was already emotional. The former military policeman from Biglerville, Pennsylvania, who served on the USS Intrepid half a decade ago, stood inside the Unknown Soldiers Weapons Vault with his wife, Yvonne, and held back tears as he surveyed the assortment of small arms on display.
Roadside America Features National Museum of Military Vehicles
(RoadsideAmerica.com) - Dan Starks bought a World War II tank in 2014. He drove it in the local 4th of July parade and liked it, so he bought another tank. And then another. Less than ten years later, Dan had amassed over 500 military vehicles, the largest private collection in the world. Wheeled vehicles, tracked vehicles, floating vehicles, flying vehicles.
Colorado National Guard Helicopters at the Museum
(County 10) - The meaning of the term "dust off" was readily apparent to the crowd of approximately 150 people who came to watch a pair of Black Hawk helicopters and a single Chinook land in the parking area of the National Military Vehicle Museum a few miles east of Dubois.
Two MIGs Coming To The Musuem
[K2 Radio] This week two legendary Wyoming MiG's are on the move to the National Museum of Military Vehicles right here in Wyoming!
Navy '83 Ride Across America Cyclists to Take Sole Full Day Off at the National Museum of Military Vehicles on September 7
[Dubois, Wyoming] The Navy '83 Ride Across America, a remarkable cross-country cycling endeavor undertaken by dedicated members of the Naval Academy Class of '83 Alumni, is set to make a significant stop at the National Museum of Military Vehicles on September 7. This milestone marks the riders' only full day off during their epic journey spanning the width of the nation.
High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site to Visit Museum Sept. 6
[Dubois, Wyoming] The High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (HAATS) will be bringing two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks and one CH-47 Chinook helicopter to the Museum on September 6th. The helicopters will land at 10:30 AM and the public is welcome to watch.
National Museum of Military Vehicles Offers Free Admission on September 11
[Dubois, Wyoming] The National Museum of Military Vehicles will join the nation in solemnly honoring those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Monday, September 11. The museum will offer free admission to its world-class military history museum near Dubois, Wyoming, as a way to remember and reflect on this tragic day.
National Museum of Military Vehicles Wins Another Top Attraction Award
[Dubois, Wyoming] The National Museum of Military Vehicles has secured its second consecutive Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award, affirming its position within the top 10 percent of global attractions. This accolade commends enterprises that have garnered exceptional traveler reviews worldwide on Tripadvisor over the preceding 12 months.
So Long and Tanks for All the Tanks: Touring the Museum of Military Vehicles
(CNET) - The National Museum of Military Vehicles, just outside Dubois, Wyoming, is a world-class collection of a wide variety of tanks, armored personnel carriers and other historic machines from the last 100 years. On a recent road trip, I briefly detoured away from the national parks to check out this impressive museum. Here's what I found.
National Museum of Military Vehicles founder earns Wyoming Economic Development Association award
(Oil City News) - The Wyoming Economic Development Association has awarded Dan Starks, founder and chairman of The National Museum of Military Vehicles, its 2022 Innovation Award.
Honor and Remember Ceremony held at National Museum of Military Vehicles on September 11
(County 10) - It was an emotional day at the National Museum of Military Vehicles on September 11 during the inaugural Honor and Remember Ceremony as family members of fallen soldiers shared about their loved ones.
National Museum of Military Vehicles wins a top attraction award
(County 10) - The National Museum of Military Vehicles has won a 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award for being in the top 10-percent of attractions worldwide. The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveler reviews from around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months.
Laura Ingraham To Feature Dubois' National Museum Of Military Vehicles On Wednesday
(CSD) Fox Nation's Laura Ingraham will visit with Dan Starks, Founder of the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, Wyoming on Wednesday's episode of "Hidden Gems."
Over 3K visitors arrived at the Grand Opening of Military Vehicles Museum at Dubois
(WRN) After pouring countless hours and over $100 million into his passion project, National Museum of Military Vehicles founder Dan Starks welcomed well over 3,000 visitors to Dubois for the museum's grand opening Saturday. The museum, which boasts nearly 500 restored and fully-operational military vehicles, opened to the public in August of 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic it had to put off a grand opening celebration until last weekend.
A military obsession, tank collection and big influence on Dubois
(WyoFile) "He definitely put Dubois on the map," Don Thompson, a WYDOT road maintenance worker, said from the Rustic Pine Tavern. "We don't want to be another Jackson Hole, but [Dan Starks] has definitely had a positive impact on the businesses."
New Museum With Largest Private Collection Of Military Vehicles Set To Open Memorial Day Weekend
(TRAVEL AWAITS) If you'd like to see more than 500 fully restored military vehicles, artillery pieces, naval vessels, and aircraft dating from 1897 to the present, it's time to start making plans for a trip to Wyoming.
The National Museum of Military Vehicles tries to tell an important story
(WYOMING PUBLIC RADIO) The National Museum of Military Vehicles will have its long-awaited Grand Opening on May 28, just outside of Dubois. Dan Starks is the museum's founder and chairman. He joined Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to describe the museum and why it's worth your time.
More Than 18 Months After Opening, National Museum Of Military Vehicles Will Have Grand Opening Celebration
(CSD) More than 18 months after opening its doors, the internationally acclaimed National Museum of Military Vehicles will finally have its grand opening celebration in late May.
Military museum partners with UW
(UW BRANDING IRON) The National Museum of Military Vehicles (NMMV) is partnering with the University of Wyoming to promote Wyoming tourism.
With First Lady, Museum Founders Dan and Cynthia Starks, Others, Eliminate School Meal Debt in Wyoming
(WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE) With the launch of "Wyoming Angel Accounts," first lady Jennie Gordon's Wyoming Hunger Initiative, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation, and Dan and Cynthia Starks of Dubois contributed to the elimination of close to $100,000 in meal debt throughout Wyoming-the entire state's balance.
New war gallery immerses visitors in Vietnam and Korean War stories
The new 3716 m2 (40,000 sf) Puller Gallery, created by design firm Roto for the recently opened National Museum of Military Vehicles (NMMV), aims to immerse visitors in the stories of Vietnam and Korean war service members through dynamic, interactive experiences.
Military vehicles museum is a treasure
(GILLETTE NEWS RECORD) Wyoming has a new national treasure... It is simply an incredible place.
Free Admission Sept. 11
The National Museum of Military Vehicles will join the nation as it honors those who perished or lost loved ones on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, the NMMV will offer free admission to its world-class military history museum near Dubois, Wyoming. The free admission is supported by an unsolicited, anonymous donation with the hope that museum guests can mark the passage of time since the attacks at the museum.
"Since the 9/11 attacks, Americans have promised to 'never forget,'" Alynne Catron, Executive Director of the National Museum of Military Vehicles said. "We are honored that such a generous donation will allow many to experience the museum - a place where we do our best to honor the service and sacrifice of American Veterans and their families every day."
The NMMV remains open every day through Sept. and will change to off-season hours beginning Monday, Oct. 4, when the museum will be open Wed. through Sunday only.
NMMV Presented with Jacques Littlefield Award for Preservation and Education Excellence
Aug. 23, 2021 - Tim Clark, President of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, located in Independence, Missouri, announced today that the Board of Directors of the MVPA elected to present the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, Wyoming, the 2021 Jacques Littlefield Award for Preservation and Education Excellence.
The award is presented annually to an institution or organization whose efforts significantly raise the understanding and appreciation of historic military vehicles.
The Littlefield Award recognizes uncompromising attention to detail in the preservation, restoration, and display of vehicles and artifacts, including historical accuracy and context, quality of craftsmanship, and an environment that is comfortably accessible for learning, conducive to historians, researchers, and enthusiasts, and respects and protects the historical value and integrity of the vehicles and artifacts.
Roto reimagines visitor experience at National Museum of Military Vehicles
Roto, a leading planning & design-build firm, has worked with the new $100 million National Museum of Military Vehicles (NMMV) to create a new immersive visitor experience.
KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) Visits the National Museum of Military Vehicles
We were honored to host KSL-TV from Salt Lake City as they helped us remember the service and sacrifice of American Veterans and their families on Memorial Day.
Dubois man turns private collection into sprawling military vehicle museum
(CST) - Now, Starks owns the self-proclaimed largest private military vehicle collection in the world and a 140,000-square-foot museum in Dubois -- a town of less than 1,000 people -- that rivals most major metropolitan museums. Anyone is welcome to visit and learn about American history at the National Museum of Military Vehicles.
Korean and Vietnam War Gallery Opening at National Museum of Military Vehicles
The National Museum of Military Vehicles (NMMV) announced today that its new Korean and Vietnam War Gallery will open Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Tribute to Veterans of Mayaguez Rescue at National Museum of Military Vehicles
The National Museum of Military Vehicles (NMMV) announced today that it will hold a public ceremony May 15, 2021 to honor the veterans who participated in the Mayaguez rescue on the 46th anniversary of the battle.
National Museum of Military Vehicles Voted Top Ten Attraction in 2020
The National Museum of Military Vehicles (NMMV) has been recognized as one of the 10 best new attractions in the U.S. for 2020 in a national competition conducted by USA TODAY.
Dan Starks - Founder, National Museum of Military Vehicles (via AARP Podcast)
Listen to Dan Starks as he joins the AARP Wyoming's podcast and talks about the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, Wyoming.
Military vehicles museum a U.S. 'top 10'
(RIVERTON RANGER) The National Museum of Military Vehicles near Dubois has been recognized as one of the 10 best new attractions in the U.S. for 2020 in a national competition conducted by USA Today.
National Museum Of Military Vehicles Located In Dubois
(Wyoming Public Media) The National Museum of Military Vehicles started out as a personal collection. But the owner and founder of the museum Dan Starks said there was a lot of interest in viewing his collection.
National Museum Of Military Vehicles Hopes To Portray American Freedom
(Wyoming Public Media) A new military vehicle museum in Dubois opened to the public in August. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke to owner and founder of the National Museum of Military Vehicles Dan Starks on how he started his private collection with a tank that needed to be restored.
USA Today: Vote for National Museum of Military Vehicles Best New Attraction
This new museum showcases the world's largest private collection of military vehicles. The 140,000-square-foot space features 432 vehicles plus more than 200 historically significant firearms.
Legislature Salutes Starks Family For Opening Huge Museum Near Dubois
(CSD) Members of Wyoming's Legislature have recognized the owner/operators of the National Museum of Military Vehicles for their contributions to the state's tourism industry. The Legislature, in an informal joint resolution, praised Dan And Cynthia Starks for their work to open the museum south of Dubois.
National Museum of Military Vehicles Debuts
(WYOMING NEWS NOW) The National Museum of Military Vehicles just outside of Dubois on US Highway 26, opened its doors to the public on August 7th, 2020. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been put into this museum, and it is soon becoming a national treasure not only for civilians, but especially for those who have served.
National Museum of Military Vehicles - Dan Starks
(WYOMING PBS) This summer, the $100 million National Museum of Military Vehicles opened near Dubois, WY. Inside, the 140,000 sq. foot museum, visitors will find nearly 400 fully restored vehicles and also histrionically significant firearms. The museum works to honor the sacrifice and service of Veterans and their families.
Grand opening of Dubois military museum delayed
(GILLETTE NEWS RECORD) The grand opening of a world-class museum in Dubois has been postponed. Memorial Day had been the announced date for the public unveiling of the $100 million National Museum of Military Vehicles, constructed by Dan Starks entirely with personal funds.
Musket that fired the first shot at Bunker Hill makes a 'Bang' of a sale
(MILITARY TRADER) On October 23rd, Morphy Auctions sold the gun that fired the first shot at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill for $492,000.
Gigantic new military museum under construction near Dubois
(POWELL TRIBUNE) Wyoming's next great museum is under construction and will open next May. The National Museum of Military Vehicles is a massive facility located just south of Dubois in Fremont County.
National Museum of Military Vehicles construction continues east of Dubois; $30M 'Phase One' to open May 2020
(COUNTY 10) It's not everyday you get a chance to be Charlie in the chocolate factory. There just aren't that many dreamers around like Willie Wonka who have a passion for sweets and the gumption to construct a massive chocolate factory to share with the world. Unless you consider Dan Starks in Dubois, Wyoming.
Man plans museum for military vehicles near Dubois
(CASPER STAR TRIBUNE) A boyhood passion for military history, a "30-ton paperweight" rotting in a field and a snowball effect all played a part in the process of the creation of the National Museum of Military Vehicles coming to life in Dubois.