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From Brown Bess muskets to modern missiles, arms have played a major part in the history of the world.  We present many collections in museums large and small.  Some are devoted strictly to the military, others to the Old West, others are general collections with an arms component.
 

Arms   Illinois - Kansas

 
  Arms Pages  AL-AZ, CA, CO, CT-GA, IA-ID, IL-KS, KY-ME, MO-NC, MT, NE-NMNY-OH, OK-SD, TN-TX,VA-ZZ  

  IL

  Rock Island

  Rock Island Arsenal Museum

  Building 60

  Lock Y Dam #15

  Rock Island  IL    61201    

  Phone   309 794-5338

  Web   http://www.ria.army.mil/Base%20Ops/museum.htm

  Description  on an island in the Mississippi in military use since 1816, factory for US

                    Army ordnance, 1100 weapons on display

  Type of Resource   Specialty

  Primary Focus  Military

  Collection A-F Arms

  New or Updated     2/9/2006

 


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Indiana
LaPorte
LaPorte County Historical Society & Museum
809 State Street
LaPorte IN
Phone 
219 326-6808
Web Site http://www.lapcohistsoc.org/
E-mail  mailto:history@lapcohistsoc.org
Description  100,000 items on display, including large antiques firearms collection
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Collection A-F  Arms
Research/Reading  Library


Michigan City
Great Lakes Museum of Military History
360 Dunes Plaza, W US Hwy 20
Michigan City IN 4636
Phone 219 872-2702
Web Site www.militaryhistorymuseum.org
Toll Free 800 726-5912
E-mail mailto:militarymuseum@netnitco.net
Description Revolutionary War to present, uniforms, posters, edged weapons, flags, maps, memorabilia, firearms
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Military
Collection A-F Arms
Collection N-Z Uniforms
Research /Reading Library
Last changed 12/29/2002
 

  IN

  Noblesville

  Indiana Transportation Museum

  14070 Southwest Freeway

  Box 83

  Noblesville  IN   46061    

  Phone  317 773-6000

  Web Site  www.itm.org

  Description  locomotives, passenger & freight, maintenance equipment, trips on 38

                    mile line

  Type of Resource Railway

  Primary Focus Railroad

  Kind of Activity  Train Rides

  Collection  Arms

  Group Identity  Rolling Stock

  New or Updated:  5/6/2006

  Kansas
 
Atchison
 
Atchison County Historical Society Museum
 
PO Box 201
 
Atchison                             KS    66002    
 
Phone   913 367-6238
 
Web Site  http://www.atchisonkansas.net/Tourism/HistSoct.asp
 
Description
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Collection A-F Arms
 
New or Updated:  12/17/2003

 

  Larned

  Santa Fe Trail Center

  RR3, K-156

  Box 137

  Larned              KS           67550    

  Phone   620 285-2054

  Web Site  http://www.larned.net/trailctr/

  E-mail  mailto:trailctr@larned.net

  Description  indoor & outdoor exhibits, sod house,  library on Santa Fe Trail

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  History Resource

  Collection A-F Arms

  Group Identity   Native American

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:             8/23/2005

 

  Kansas

  Topeka

  Museum of the Kansas National Guard

  6700 SW Topeka Blvd

  Forbes Field

  Topeka    KS

  Phone   785 862-1020

  Web Site  http://skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/kng/about.html

  E-mail  mailto:kngmuseum@aol.com

  Description  representing Guardsmen from the Civil War forward, mock Civil War encampment, small arms collection, larger military equipment outside

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Nature of Group or Site  Unit

  Collection A-F Arms

  Collection N-Z  Uniforms

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:             7/19/2005

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