Memorial Military Museum

Our Mission is to honor, to preserve, to explore Bristol’s military heritage.

Please note: The Jack Denehy Gallery is currently closed for renovations. Look for the reopening with all new exhibits in late August 2019.
We ARE however, participating in CT OPEN HOUSE DAY and hope to see you there for all the fun!

Uncle Sam Wants You: To visit the Memorial Military Museum on June 8, 2019, 10am-4pm, Free Admission!

The Military Memorial Museum is proud to participate once again in Connecticut Open House Day, Museums throughout our state will open their doors to invite friends and neighbors to discover the treasures our many museums have to offer. Beginning on June 8, 2019, you can pick up a “Passport” to use in all six Bristol participating magical museums from June to early September. Have your Passport stamped at each museum during those months to enter a drawing to be held during Bristol’s Mum Festival.
The Memorial Military Museum stamp: A Dog’s Paw Print for Sgt. Stubby.



10am-11:30am:   “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” movie

Noon-1pm:  Hands on, Interactive Presentation

10am-4pm:  Spotlight on Edward Wozenski and Ernest Blanchard


Memorial Military Museum Presents: “The Magic of Connecticut Heroes”

At a Museum for All Ages, activities and a movie will introduce adults and children to Bristol’s WWII heroes and a real life WWI animal hero .

Sgt. Stubby, a Connecticut bull terrier, is the most decorated canine in the history of the United States Army. Enjoy discovering the training and combat exploits of this historic dog in the recently released animated movie, “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.”  Savor some “treats” during the show.

Participate in a hands on, interactive presentation by Memorial Military Museum Officer, Tim Denehy, who will bring together the stories of pilot Warren “Gus” Beach as well as the crew of the B-17 plane “Invictus.” Discover their dedication and heroism during the height of WWII.

We shine a spotlight through a special display on the June 6, 1944, D-Day stories of two Bristol natives.

Captain Edward Wozenski led his men through the fighting on Omaha Beach and through the hedgerows and became Bristol’s most decorated hero of WWII.

Ernest Blanchard, a radio operator in the 82nd Airborne Division, parachuted into the French village of St. Mere Eglise where German troops were waiting to attack them.

On this 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the world is revisiting the battle sites and the stories of the brave men who were there during the epic invasion to free Europe.