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Heritage Collection Museum, Inc

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.  The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford

Our Mission

Heritage Collection Museum Incorporated (HCMI), a treasure trove collection of artifacts of both educational and historical military significance.  Many of the displays are considered rare and "one of a kind".  The displays will be presented in a chronological sequence of events.  This is done for the benefit of:  historians, writers, admirers of art and sculpture, visionaries, entrepreneurs, agnostics seeking facts, educators, and everyone as they recall events by time associations, etc.

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Become educated on the mission of HCMI

Bring the classroom to life

See military history come alive as Veterans educate future generations...


Learn about artifacts, history, and more...

Experience American history

See military history come alive as Veterans educate future generations...


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Help keep American History alive!

Your contributions help fund teaching the next generation about REAL American Heroes.
Qualifying contributions can even receive a gift!


United States Army

"The U.S. Army’s mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders." -


United States Navy

"The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas." -


United States Air Force

"The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Our rich history and our vision guide our Airmen as we pursue our mission with excellence and integrity to become leaders, innovators and warriors." -


United States Coast Guard

"The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas." -


United States Marines

"The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea, utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. Alongside the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps operates under the United States Department of the Navy." -

How the proposed museum is unique from other collections...

Rather than focus on weapons and machines of war, the proposed military museum will display hundreds of historical and significant artifacts that illustrate the  evolution of life support and survival equipment and apparel for the benefit of two distinct stakeholders:


For children, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.

For adults, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine, Manufacturing, and Materials (STEM3) education.


Contact Us

(815) 242-0202

21 Vermillion Plz.
Pontiac, IL 61764

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Sun: TBD

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