Along with its primary mission of collecting the stories of Stratford’s veterans, the museum is also a repository for select items donated by veterans and their families. If you are interested in possibly donating or loaning an item to the museum, please visit on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm, other days by appointment, or email us at [email protected].
You can print out and use this form (feel free to send us a hard copy or email a scan) when providing information on the item you want to loan or donate. Also please feel free to include images of the item.
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Here are some of the items that have been donated and loaned to the Stratford Veteran’s Museum.
They are listed by period and alphabetically.
The Stratford Veterans Museum features a number of dioramas representing scenes from U.S. military history beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing to the present day. Here is a listing of the dioramas complete with links to additional information about the subject.
Minutemen retreat from British troops on Lexington Green where shots fired moments before beginning the Revolutionary War
Troops under General Washington surprise Hessian soldiers in Trenton.
As commander-and-chief of the Continental Army, General Washington oversaw the building of the first American army.
Union soldiers and artillery begin the long march south during the Civil War.
Prior to the battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate troops pass by their leaders.
Confederate troops storm Union positions on Cemetery Ridge during the battle of Gettysburg.
Colonel Joshua Chamberlain leads the 20th Maine regiment at Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg.
Pickett’s Charge was the climax of the battle of Gettysburg and the furthest north Confederate forces would advance.
Connecticut troops were among the Union forces that met Pickett’s Charge during the battle of Gettysburg.
Connecticut solders were among the troops that stormed Petersburg.
Union troops try to make dinner out of a stray turkey.
World War I saw great jumps in technology including the first use of tanks at the Battle of Cambrai.
German troops try to stop an American-manned French Renault FT tank.
U.S. troops advance from the Anzio beachhead towards Rome.
The crew of the B-24 Bomber “American Beauty” pose by the plane as its nose art is painted on.
A U.S. Sherman tank advances in Italy past a religious service held by an Army chaplain.
Japanese troops attack Edson’s Ridge during the fighting on Guadalcanal.
U.S. Rangers prepare to climb the cliff at Pointe Du Hoc.
As part of the Allied invasion of France, U.S. Paratroopers deploy from a landed glider prior to the seaborne attack.
U.S. paratroopers and German troops engage in street fighting in Saine-Mere-Egliese.
In the days following the invasion of Normandy, medical personnel worked round the clock treating wounded at aid stations set up within the beach head.
A Red Ball Express truck has a face off with a pig and her brood.
Mechanics prep a Navy Corsair for takeoff from an aircraft carrier deck.
A Marine-flown land-based Corsair after a crash landing on an island airstrip under construction.
U.S. Infantry prepare to ambush a German Tiger tank during the drive across France following the breakout from Normandy.
U.S. mechanized troops enjoy a break at a French farm during their drive across that country.
U.S. troops and an M8 howitzer move past a knocked out German halftrack as they advance to the German border.
A modified Sherman tank assists a standard Sherman with repairs as they cross the Siegfried Line into Germany.
U.S. troops in Aachen after the battle for the city.
A Sherman tank equipped with a rocket launcher moves past a U.S. check point during the Battle of the Bulge.
A Sherman tank enters the town of Bastogne, which was occupied by 101st Airborne troops to deny the German Army use of the road that ran through it.
U.S. Marines faced freezing temperatures during the withdraw from the Chosin Reservoir.
A “Dragonfly” helicopter is being used to evacuate a wounded Marine after the Inhttps://www.stfdveteransmuseum.org/download_file/view/324/198chon landings.
U.S. Marines engaged in street fighting with Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces.
A CH-54 is shown here during the Vietnam War delivering an artillery piece to a fire base
A Black Hawk provides support for combat troops during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Members of the 192nd Engineer Battalion survey a destroyed bridge in Afghanistan.
U.S. Marines combat Iraqi insurgents during the Second Battle of Fallujah.
U.S. Special Forces soldiers were the first troops to put American boots on the ground in Afghanistan after 9/11.