NMMH gets a new name and 45,000 sq. ft. space

President, Dave Hinds, standing behind new logo for Gulf Coast Museum OF Military History and Veterans Advancement Center

Naples Museum of Military History (NMMH) has a new name: Gulf Coast Museum of Military History (GCMMH) & Veterans Advancement Center (VAC). The new name reflects our “Growth and Expansion Initiative”, and the current construction plan of our 45,000 sq ft new museum.

The new state-of-the-art complex will be the new home of over 13,000 military artifacts for preserving and honoring our nation’s military history and heroes. The new museum will add interactive activities and educational exhibits from all branches of services and multiple countries.GCMMH will also expand on community outreach with special focus on academic workshop through Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). GCMMH has been selected to be the future home of FGCU’s Museum Studies Program plus other undergraduate curriculums.

The Veterans Advancement Center (VAC) will house multiple local and national veterans’ assistance organizations to provide housing aid, PTSD assistance, physical therapy, information and emergency hotlines and other community integration guidance to service members and veterans alike.

Our vision of this project wouldn’t be possible without your help! Sponsorship and various naming right possibilities can be very beneficial to donors with philanthropic planning. With your kindness and generosity, we WILL make the GCMMH and VAC the “Pride” of South West Florida!

Sharon and board member Joe McVay
Architect drawing of 15,000 sq. ft. hangar for Military equipment,12,000 sq. ft. Museum and 15,000 sq. ft. veterans center
President, Dave Hinds, showing new sculpture and name plaque for anyone donating $500 more
Ft Myers American Legion color guard

For more detailed information, please contact:

Dave Hinds, NMMH president

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500 Terminal Drive, Naples, FL 34104
Located in the Commercial Terminal

(614) 205-0357

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Noon - 3:00 PM

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