The Emil A. Blackmore Museum

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Block from Temporary National Headquarters

The Meridian Life Building, located on a site directly opposite from the Indiana World War Memorial.... View Item Details

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First Convention and Gavel and Block

Used to preside over the original National Convention of The American Legion, held in Minneapolis. On... View Item Details

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Decanter from 1990 National Convention

The American Legion has issued commemorative decanters in conjunction with each of its national conventions... View Item Details

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Bowl from St. Louis Caucus

Presented to Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. by the members of the New York state delegation to the... View Item Details

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Sample of the K rations

Breakfast unit issued during World War II. K rations were the individual daily combat rations intended... View Item Details

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WAC uniform

Women's Army Corps uniform worn in World War II. Jacket and skirt for a staff sergeant, third grade,... View Item Details

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Drum and Bugle Corps trophies

The Golden Drum and the Silver Drum represent the H. H. Slingerland Memorial Trophy. Awarded to the American... View Item Details

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AK-47

Viet Cong weapon captured by South Vietnamese forces. Presented to National Commander William Doyle (1968-69)... View Item Details

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Japanese Officer's Ceremonial Sword

Sword used by an officer of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. This style of sword was known... View Item Details

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SS American Legion plaque

United States Lines, in honor of the Legion's support of a strong Merchant Marine. Christened in February... View Item Details

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St. Michael

A gift from General Armando Diaz, commander of Italian forces in the First World War. Presented at The... View Item Details

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Legion 50th Anniversary "First Day of Issue"

Envelope with the American Legion 50th Anniversary commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Post Office.... View Item Details

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Chaplain's Field Organ

Chaplain's Field Organ, designed to fold up into a box the size of a medium suitcase. This allowed chaplains... View Item Details

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Hotchkiss Gun

The Hotchkiss gun was a heavy machine gun used mainly by the French Army in World War I. Mounted on a... View Item Details

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Bat from 1965 Legion World Series

Promotional item from Legion World Series in Aberdeen, South Dakota. American Legion Baseball celebrated... View Item Details

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GI Bill

Some of the pages from the hand-written notes created by Past National Commander Harry Colmery. Colmery... View Item Details

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Diorama re-enactment of D-Day

An amalgamation of scenes intended to be representative of the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. Among... View Item Details

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Lynch Diarama

Re-enactment of the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch and members of the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company,... View Item Details

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1927 Convention Medal

In 1927, the French government invited The American Legion to hold its national convention in Paris.... View Item Details

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Stone from bridge at Chateau-Thierry

A stone taken from one of the famous bridges over the Marne River at the town of Chateau-Thierry. In... View Item Details