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History of the Museum

The Indiana Military Museum incorporated in 1984 under the leadership of Knox County Superior Court Judge Jim R. Osborne. A longtime collector of military artifacts, Judge Osborne serves as the museum’s director and curator.


On May 31, 2013, the museum celebrated its grand opening at a new site adjacent to the Vincennes/Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau—the first phase of a multi-phase future expansion plan.

History of IMM 

Watch as we go on a trip down memory lane of the museums history and our humble beginnings. If you feel compelled to support the museum, don't forget to check out our various options here.

Jim Osborne's Story

Jim Osborne is the founder, director, and curator of IMM. Watch as Mr. Osborne talks about his early days as a collector and the eventual beginning of the museum.

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