Our Name Has Changed

The Belmont County Military Veterans Museum has become the Tri-State Military Veterans Museum.  For the near future, you will still be able to use the bcmvm.org domain to get to the site.  The new domain tristatemvm.org will also work.  Our contact information will remain the unchanged.

Heroes Wall Honored Forever Project

The Belmont County Military Veterans Museum is working on a commemorative project.  We would like the Ohio Valley to be a part of it.

If you or a loved one have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces consider adding his or her name to the “Heroes Wall Honored Forever”.  The wall commemorates all who have served and who are currently serving our country, and to remember them for their bravery and sacrifice.

If you would like to add your Hero’s name to the wall, please fill out the form below to submit online OR download, complete (please print) and mail the form here:  Heroes Wall Honored Forever Project Form

Cost is $100.00

We ask for first name, middle initial, last name and branch of service.

Price: $100.00
First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
Branch of Service

Effects of Guy Denzel Norris Donated

Belmont, Ohio –  Belmont County Military Veterans Museum Is pleased to announce the acquisition of the personal papers and effects of Guy Denzel Norris, a U.S. infantryman of World War II, who was lost in the sinking the troopship USS Leopoldville, by the German submarine U486, on Christmas Eve, 1944.

The Belmont County Military Veterans Museum is grateful for this donation, provided by Randy and Judy Norris of Bucyrus, Oh. Mr. Norris is the nephew of Guy D. Norris. Both are natives of Belmont County. Before entering the war, Guy Norris, a graduate of Belmont high school, was a teacher at Morristown Public Schools.

The donated materials can be viewed at the Belmont County Military Veterans Museum during its regular hours. They are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm. Special tours can be arranged for other times and days by contacting the museum at 740-761-0155.

The museum is always seeking donations of materials related to all military veterans of Belmont County Ohio and the surrounding areas. Uniforms, insignia, medals, military papers and equipment are all appreciated. Additionally, the museum seeks to display photos of all armed services veterans of the area on its walls. Pictures can be copied at museum and the original returned to the family.

While the museum is less than two years old, much progress has been made in developing the collection and renovation of the space. Please visit us often to track exciting new developments.

The Museum is located in the American Legion Post 312, at 101 E. Barrister Street in Belmont, OH.

TimesLeader Article: Veterans Museum in Belmont in Need of Upgrades

Veterans museum in Belmont in need of upgrades

BELMONT — The Belmont County Military Veterans Museum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of military veterans, is in need of upgrades and repairs to make it accessible for its patrons.

The building is more than 100 years old, and museum officials say they must repair or replace the front porch and steps, and need a ramp which is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The museum exists to “honor our counties veterans and to educate future generations on the price of freedom,” according to museum advocate Cheryl Skinner.

The building also houses the Belmont American Legion Post 312, and many Legionnaires are in their 80s or 90s and have trouble navigating the ramp that is the current access to the porch and front door. Post 312 was told earlier this year that they would lose their charter because they did not have at least 25 members, but has gained several members since. Membership now stands at 26 Legionnaires.

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WTOV9 – Veterans Museum In Need of Repairs

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A lot of history sits inside the Belmont County Military Veteran’s Museum, a building that’s been around for well over 100 years.

“From Korean War, World War II we have books uniforms a lot of the legion history is in here,” Cheryl Skinner.

Memories and memorabilia can be seen throughout the building. There are, however, a few complications outside are making it nearly impossible for some people to visit.

“A lot of the legion members are elderly and the ramp that we do have is too steep it’s not ADA approved and we need also the new porch to be able to get the new ramp, to go to the side of the building,” said Skinner.

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Welcome! This is our first news post on our new site!  The News page is where we will post museum news, announcements of meetings, and other items of interest.  Our meetings and events will also be posted on our Calendar page.  Our Gallery page will have photos of interest from our museum collection.  To contact us for questions, comments, or suggestions, see our Contact Us page.  To donate to support our mission, see the Donate page.