We are exhibiting pieces from the Olden Collection,
which is the largest private artillery* collection in the United States.
This collection showcases artillery from the WW2 era through today. It includes pieces from the Korean War, Vietnam, the Cold War, and Middle Eastern conflicts.
The collection is on loan from private collector Craig Olden.
The unique pieces have been collected over a lifetime.
Craig had no intention of having a museum when he purchased the old
Russell Newman building. He simply wanted someplace to store and enjoy his collection. After restoring the historic building, Craig was encouraged by his wife, Paula, to bring some "green" to the Saint Jo Square. Friends and other collectors agreed that a place to see his amazing finds was greatly needed, and the Artillery Museum was created.
The museum continues to evolve and change and is a place where anyone interested in history, technology, and honoring our military is sure to enjoy hours of browsing.
Make sure to visit today or plan a weekend trip to enjoy all Saint Jo has to offer.
There is no cost to visit the Museum. We do, however, accept donations and have included a unique store that will help offset operation costs.
There is no charge to visit our museum.
Donations or store purchases help offset
operating costs and are greatly appreciated.
The museum is privately funded
and is not a 501-C3.
Donations are not tax deductible.