Location6416 US-26, Dubois, WY, USA
Type(s) of establishment
Type Permanent exhibition
Collection Weapons and firearms
The entrance of the “Unknown Soldiers Weapons Vault” at The National Museum of Military Vehicles - Dubois, WY.
The National Museum of Military Vehicles (NMMV) has been recognized as one of the 10 best new attractions in the U.S. for 2020 in a national competition conducted by USA TODAY.
About the National Museum of Military Vehicles
The National Museum of Military Vehicles, founded by Dan Starks, a private collector, holds the biggest collection of the military rolling stock in the U.S. outside of the armed forces themselves. Started out as a personal collection, the museum homes over 400 military vehicles and historical artifacts, capturing over 100 years of American ingenuity from WWI to the Global War on Terror.
For this specific project, the museum required multiple high-security, high-quality exhibit cases for their Unknown Soldiers Weapons Vault, a smaller museum within the museum featuring an important collection of firearms.
Completed in collaboration with Cinnabar Inc. from Los Angeles, the Unknown Soldiers Weapons Vault project included a total of 65 display case modules, connected to create large perimeter wall cases.
These cases were intended to display a nationally significant collection of military firearms and a Centennial collection of Winchester firearms, from the first sniper rifle used in combat to the fully authenticated "Bunker Hill Musket" - one of the most significant and rare historic weapons in American history. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the first stage of the American Revolutionary War.
"Our prize artifact is the musket that fired the first shot at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775," said Alynne Catron, Executive Director of NMMV
This project was time-sensitive and needed to be completed despite the unusual conditions and challenges caused by the Corona virus pandemic.
The Zone team and all its partners have worked hard to put in place strategies to minimise unpredictable delays caused by the pandemic.
Fortunately, our technicians were able to travel into the United States without difficulty to complete the installation of the display cases at the museum and meet the initial project schedule.
National Museum of Military Vehicles' founder Dan Starks narrates the mission of the museum and provides a virtual tour.