The Northern Recon Group is a group of
military vehicle collectors and restorers who have supported the
museum in the past and continue to do so.
The Tri Counties Blue Star Moms is a terrific
Check their website by clicking the above
current newsletter click here
Celebration of Life page click here.
Summer hours Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Open Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Call for special arrangements /private tours
CLOSED ON THURSDAY NIGHTS!
is My Town: The Museum of the Forgotten Warriors
of the Forgotten Warriors and Library Center is dedicated to all
REMEMBER, RESPECT AND HONOR VETERANS
This is a statement
from the plaque General Austin sent to the museum when the United
States was winding down in Iraq.
We feel this sums up
our goal very well.
The passing of Dann
Spear, creator and curator of the museum, required an adjustment of
board member officer responsibilities.
Spear Board Members
President Carson S
President Brandon S
Secretary/Curator Don S Vern S
The Museum of the
Forgotten Warriors will continue to operate as it always has. We are
following in Dannís footsteps as best we can. We understand his
commitment to veterans and their families and will continue to serve
the community. Our hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
from October to June. Because of the summer heat, June begins our
Saturday summer hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you would like to
schedule a special visit or a group tour, contact Don Schrader at
530-682-0674. We are always open on Veterans Day, November 11, and
Memorial Day, May 28, this year. Thank you all for your continued
support. Overcome and adapt is what my husband taught me and that is
The Museum of the Forgotten Warriors continues to grow and now is
established as a non-profit corporation with a 501c(3) tax-exempt
Donations may be
made to the museum. Monetary donations may be made by
checks made to The Museum of the Forgotten Warriors at the
5865 A Road
To all of our veterans:
Thank you for your
And our Museum
continues to grow
We are located in Yuba County in Northern California
We are east of the city of Marysville, and west of Beale
Air Force Base
Our address is:
5865 A Road
Marysville, CA 95901
Driving Directions from Sacramento
Take the I-5 North
To the 99 North
To the 70 North
Exit North Beale Road
Take North Beale to the East
Continue on North Beale Road Past Yuba College
Turn Right on A Road. There is a museum sign on the
corner of North Beale Road and A Road.
We are located near the end of A Road on the left hand
2000 American flags have been placed in Honor of and
remembrance to Veterans in the Museum yard for the
Hmong Celebration, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial
This is a special notice!
Tony Pinto has volunteered to play taps on his
bugle for funeral services for veterans. We also do the flag folding
ceremony as well. All he asks for is a
donation to the Museum of the Forgotten Warriors at Marysville
information contact Roberta Spear (530) 742-3090 or Don Schrader (530)
Where We Have Been
At the age of ten, Dann
Spear, founder of the Museum of the Forgotten Warriors, started
collecting military memorabilia, patches and photos from his friends to
whom he wrote while they served in the Viet Nam War. In 1965 he had a
dream of someday having a museum to honor veterans who served. He was
invited to a reunion of World War II Veterans of the "Flying
Tigers-AVG"Ě who flew in China, and was given a photo from Tex Hill, a
squadron leader and fighter ace. It was signed "To my young friend,
Danny,"Ě and he included a note saying that he hoped the picture would
make a nice addition to his museum. As early as 1966, Dann's dream had
been formulated. Dann continued to collect personal photos and stories
from veterans, and set up display at conventions and museums.
Dann and his wife, Roberta,
moved to Marysville in 1977. In 1981, after displaying portions of his
collection throughout Northern California, he and his good friend, John
Showers, began work on what was to be the first museum building. The
official opening was in January, 1985, with Brigadier General Don
Matson in attendance as the guest speaker.
The response since the
opening has been tremendous, with a second and third wing added to the
museum between 1985 and 2003. The over 46,000 artifacts in it have
continued to grow. The items range from tanks, cannons, and
helicopters, to the oldest a relic, a remnant of a blanket from Colonel
Galbraith's great-grandfather, who had the blanket when he was captured
by the British in the Revolutionary War. Dann has a brick that was sent
to him by Master Sergeant Roscoe Presley, from a building that was
taken by the Americans from the Taliban during Operation Enduring
Freedom. All of the displays represent a personal tribute to each
person who has served our great nation throughout our history. Personal
letters to Dann from friends in Viet Nam are displayed as well as
uniforms, equipment, photos, papers and relics that have been dug up
from the ground after battle. He also has full sized mannequins dressed
in enemy uniforms.
The Museum of the Forgotten
Warriors continues to grow and now is established as a non-profit
corporation with a 501c(3) tax-exempt status. At the urging of many
people, Dann had decided to expand the museum once again and add a new
library center. Since 1985, Dann and Roberta have financed and built
the museum and additions without any financial aid or monetary
donations, and have kept it open to the public free of charge. Now that
the museum is tax-exempt, the museum Board of Directors may accept
donations to build the proposed 6000 square foot addition and library
center that will be overseen by its Board of Directors. The Board will
ensure that the museum remains an asset to Northern California, its
veterans and their families.
Where We Are Going
On Memorial Day 2007, the
museum had a groundbreaking ceremony for its new addition, a 6,000 sq
foot wing which will house exhibit space and a library center. For the
first time in its more than 20 years, the museum is accepting donations
specifically to fund this expansion. Please visit out EVENTS page to
see pictures of the groundbreaking and visit our SUPPORT page to see
how you can help us move into our next phase.
In Memory Colonel Nicoll F. Galbraith, M.
July 13, 1932 - Apr 4, 2012
Colonel Nicoll F. Galbraith, M.
D. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by
his family. He was 79 years of age. He considered it an honor and
privilege to serve this community as a physician for
many years. He was honored to serve in the military
as a physician also. He leaves behind his three
children Davis, Robert and Susan.
In Memory of Edith Galbraith,
board member and supporter.
PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN SOON!
OF THE FORGOTTEN WARRIORS
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This page was last updated on
September 26, 2019