Turner’s Military Museum
What began as a hobby, became a rather large collection, to what is now a full fledged museum of militaria. You can spent a great deal of time reading some historical documents, news clippings, and looking over the many photos. Owner/Curator, Ronnie Turner, can take you on a tour around the premises to show you more history in the Willis Jeeps they have for display, (and an occasional joyride). The Jeeps range from World War II, to Korea and Vietnam.
The Mission of Turner's Military Museum is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of our military history.
Ronnie Turner, founder of Turner's Military Museum, assembled a major collection of artifacts, uniforms, military training items and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors and his passion for the Military history of our nation, Turner's Military Museum has become a non-partisan museum and learning center that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served and serve today.
In a democratic society, it is important for people of all viewpoints to have an open, public forum to discuss the past, present, and future of the military. Through its collection and its open to the public venue, the Museum is dedicated to serving as a stop for those discussions and preserving them for future generations.
You can find Turner’s Army Surplus / Museum at 231 Shiloh Road, I-30 Exit 213 in Leary Texas. Call them at 903-832-6985 to schedule a group visit. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 9 to 5, and 9 to 2 on Saturdays. There is a lot of history in this collection, and it is most definitely worth a visit to see.