Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum
This local military history museum was built from the donations of local collectors and contains a number of rare and one-of-a-kind items, such as training aides that allowed troops to understand how their weapons worked. The museum opened in its current location in 2003 and continues to expand. Given the nature of the museum which is funded and staffed by local volunteers and full of items donated by local veterans, many of the exhibits interpret the history of the United States military through the experience of Letcher County veterans and residents. As a result, the museum and its library contain a number of items of interest to local residents and helps to preserve and interpret the history of Whitesburg and Letcher County itself.
Backstory and Context
The museum is located near a number of small memorials to local veterans. Static displays include a military Jeep, a M60-A3 tank, and other military vehicles.