I’ve travelled Rt. 33 from Lancaster,Ohio to Columbus,Ohio hundreds of times and I have often seen the sign for Motts Military Museum. For years I’ve said someday I’ll stop in. Well little did I know what I had been missing. If you are ever anywhere close to Columbus,Ohio and have any interest in our military heritage Motts is a must see.
We are just outside the front door so let’s head on inside. First, I would like to offer a special thanks to Mr. Warren Motts for taking his time to speak with me and allowing me to take photos inside the museum.
The Colonial Era. See previous post on Fort Meigs.. Motts has a fine display of flint arrowheads and implements used during the colonial era.
Mr. Warren Motts is the director and founder of Motts Military Museum 1988 to present, in Groveport, Ohio and was a Professional photographer for 40 years .He is on the advisory board for THE CENTER FOR CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPY ( CHECK OUT THIS LINK )
If you want to take a hike at the Gettysburg Battlefield (Big Round Top) CLICK . Mr. Motts has an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides Gettysburg, Pa.
Moving on to World War 1 & World War 11
On November 1, 2007 Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the commander and pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final days of World War II, died at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 92. Paul Tibbets and the Enola Gay LINK . An interview of Paul Tibbets can be seen in the 1982 movie Atomic Cafe. He was also interviewed in the 1970s British documentary series The World at War.
Time to venture outside:
Vietnam Era Gunship
A new wing is being added to the museum and is about two thirds done. The museum does not receive outside funding for it’s operation. Funding is dependent on members dues and supporters donations. Take a second to go to The Motts Military Museum website to learn more.
Well, I certainly wasn’t able to show you everything not even a small percentage of all the great exhibits. See if you can answer these questions from the photos below;
1. Portrait of ???
2. Diorama of what battle ???
3. Replica of Who’s house and why is it at the museum?
4. Is there a Higgins Boat at the museum?
And one last question: Did Internationally known actor, businessman and Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger have his M47 Tank on display at the Motts Military Museum? CLICK for the answer to that one.
Joe Todd and Elvis say, “Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit/support Motts Military Museum.”
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