The museum features WWII memorabilia, including a large collection of authentic pieces from the USS Tennessee. The ship was commissioned in 1920 and was damaged at Pearl Harbor. The ship continued to serve, taking part in at least thirteen campaigns. The ship was restored in 1947, but was later scrapped in 1959.
WWII Remembrance Museum was originally established in East Liberty, Ohio in 2001 by Paul and Karen Dawson who donated most of the contents for the new exhibit. After learning from historian Paul Roy that the ship's bell was erected at the Scott County Courthouse in 1977, the Dawsons decided to move the museum to its present location. The bell is not on display at the entrance of the museum.
Jim Barna Log Systems of Oneida donated the log structure. First National Bank donated $5,000 toward the building's construction, built by the Trades and Industry class at Scott High School.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact World War II Remembrance Museum USS Tennessee (BB43) directly.