Exhibit Sponsorship

Exhibit sponsors make a lasting mark on the museum by underwriting themed collections or major artifacts in our collection.

WAR-ERA EXHIBITS

President Lincoln visits the battlefield at Antietam, Md. (October 3, 1862Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

President Lincoln visits the battlefield at Antietam, Md. (October 3, 1862). Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

 

War-era exhibits highlight a specific war or war theater with informational displays, unique artifacts, and vivid photographs. Your sponsorship helps the IMM obtain and restore artifacts for these exhibits and create engaging educational tools. Available War-Era Exhibit Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Pre-Civil War
  • Civil War
  • Indian Wars
  • Spanish-American War
  • WWI
  • WWII: European Theatre
  • WWII: Home front
  • WWII: Victory
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Gulf War I: Desert Storm
  • Gulf War II

 

Sponsorship cost for each exhibit is $25,000. For more information about War-Era Exhibits, please contact us.

 

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

The Indiana Military Museum’s Special Exhibits include large and/or rare items. Your sponsorship allows us to procure, transport, and restore these items for permanent display at the museum. Sponsorship cost is based on the projected cost of restoration. Current Special Exhibit Sponsorship opportunities include:

 

WWII Higgins Boat

 

Troops surge from a Higgins Boat during the Invasion at Normandy Beach. Photo: "Into the Jaws of Death" by Robert F. Sargent. Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Troops surge from a Higgins Boat during the Invasion at Normandy Beach. Photo: “Into the Jaws of Death” by Robert F. Sargent. Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

 

The Higgins Boat was a landing craft that was used extensively during WWII, including in the invasion at Normandy. These wooden crafts could carry up to 36 troops and featured a lowerable bow ramp that allowed soldiers to charge from the front of the boat. Today, it is estimated that there are only 12 of these vessels in existence.

 

The IMM has procured an authentic Higgins Boat and is seeking a Special Exhibit Sponsor to fund the vessel’s extensive restoration. Total sponsorship cost is $10,000. Please contact us for more information.

 

The IMM has procured one a rare Higgins Boat, one of the few remaining in the world. The boat is in need of extensive renovation. Please consider sponsoring this very unique artifact.

The IMM has procured one a rare Higgins Boat, one of the few remaining in the world. The boat is in need of extensive renovation. Please consider sponsoring this very unique artifact.

 

 

Vehicle Sponsorships

 

The IMM currently has six military vehicles in need of restoration. Projects and sponsorship costs vary. Please contact us for more information.

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