The Taylor Veterans Museum
Taylor Veterans Museum
"A place to honor those who have served"
City of Taylor Veterans Museum
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015: The City’s annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day Ceremony, presented by the Taylor Veterans Museum Committee, will be held Saturday, May 9. The ceremony will take place in the Cameron Priebe Plaza inside the City Hall complex, near Goddard Road and Pine Street. The crowd plans to begin gathering at 11 a.m.
Special commemorative medals will be given to military veterans of the Desert Shield-Desert Storm (1990-91) era, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the conflict. The event will also celebrate the 150th anniversaries of the end of the Civil War (April 9) and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination (April 14).
Between 250 and 300 people attended last year’s event, which included Taylor Community Chorus, Kennedy and Truman JROTC programs, Taylor Police Department Chaplain David Edwards, National Anthem singer Michelle Pfeifer, City Council, Clerk Cindy Bower and Treasurer Edward Bourassa, then-U.S. Rep. John Dingell and State Rep. Douglas Geiss. Some of the special moments included the performance of bag piper Tim McHugh and the keynote speech given by Mayor Rick Sollars.
HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM: The Taylor Veterans Museum and its Commission were instituted by the Taylor City Council on May 5, 2009, and officially opened on May 16, 2009.
The museum features beautiful display cabinets that currently house 11 veterans personal collections -- which are on loan or have been donated to the museum -- including a Medal of Honor Recipient.
In the atrium of City Hall, a display case houses memorabilia honoring U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell, 2nd Lt. U.S. Army. Congressman Dingell is the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Many other military-related items are on display in the museum throughout the year. Displays will change over time to honor new arrivals.
If you or someone you know would like to showcase a service member's memorabilia in the museum, or serve as a volunteer host, please call (734) 374-8775 or fax your request to (734) 946-4636. You can go directly to the new Taylor Veterans Museum Website home page by clicking here.
Take a little time out of your day to honor those who have served our great country and gave so much of themselves so that we all may have freedom.
The museum is funded entirely through donations. There are also items for sale inside the museum, such as baseball caps, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other items. If you wish to make a donation, please make your check payable to the City of Taylor, Veterans Museum.
We are in the process of acquiring our non-profit status. There is a donation box located inside the museum for contributions. A receipt will be provided upon request.
A new Museum Commission has been appointed. Officers, including a chairman, have been elected and installed.
With the support of Mayor Rick Sollars and the Taylor City Council, we will continue to preserve and honor the memories of all the veterans that art on display and all who have served in our armed forces from Taylor, Michigan.
Thank you for your continued support!
Museum Commissioners include (seated, from left) Secretary Cheryl Burke, Commissioner Stephanie Krueger, Chairman Wayne "Boomer" Buck, (standing, from left) Commissioner Frank Canning, Commissioner Jack Myers,Vice Chairman Jack Archibald and Treasurer Robert Durfee
The Veterans Museum Commissioners and volunteers planted flags at the grave sites of Taylor military service veterans. Flags were planted in all three of the city owned cemeteries. The placing of the flags was on July 3, 2013 for the 4th of July holiday. Flags will be again placed in November for Veterans day holiday.