The Restored Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum

                      Located in the Depot Hill Historic Preservation District

                “ Honoring Veterans & Celebrating Railroad Heritage ! “

                The Restored Burlington Northern
                Depot & WWII Memorial Museum
                     305 SOUTH 2ND STREET, RED OAK IOWA  51566  

                     Plan Your Visit – FREE admission   |   Overview & Mission


                  Visitors to the recent Open House,

                         Thank you for attending !

           The community is always welcome to view

           the beauty of the restoration of the Depot,

      built in the early 1900’s, restored and placed

  on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1999. 


           Some highlights of the Depot

       #  Updated displays of World War II memorabilia 

    highlighting the story of the greatest sacrifice

   made by the residents of Montgomery County;

       #  Refreshed kitchen with framed displays

     of the Depot through the years;

       #  Renewed Research Library Room containing magazines

            and diaries from WWII and railroad books.  

  Includes a lending library for additional research on WWII,

  the Murphy Calendar Company, and the Depot restoration.


The Restored Depot & WWII Memorial Museum is located at:

              305 SOUTH SECOND STREET, RED OAK, IOWA  51566


                 During January and February, 2020, the Depot is

              OPEN by appointment, for docent-led and self-guided

           tours, utilization of the Research Library, and for meetings,

                          receptions, and gatherings of all kinds. 


                  Click on the above “Plan Your Visit” for details.




              Struggle, a poem written by a U.S. Civil War Veteran

                  Read about Iowans breaking the linchpin to the

                            Hindenburg Line, October 1918  (4 pp, .pdf)


                   “World War One – The War That Will End War”  (4pp, .pdf)

                 The enduring consequences since the end of WWI in 1918   



                “Did the end of the Great War come too soon?”  (8pp, .pdf)



          Gene Hoskinson’s momentos from across Europe during

                                  World War II, as a combat soldier  (1 p, .pdf)



                   WWII (war & home front), “Red Bull”, railroads, Red Oak Iowa 



                                                   World War II in photos  (facebook)



                                                               World War II in COLORIZED photos  (facebook)



                               WWII TODAY – follow the war as it happened,

                              01 SEP 1939 thru 02 SEP 1945, updated DAILY (website)


                            Living History, interviews with WWII Veterans     



                   blog archives of the late Steve Buttry,  author of An American Story


             The Restored Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum

                                       is staffed entirely by volunteers.


                             Donations and volunteers are welcomed and encouraged

                                           THANKS to these Contributors, Sponsors, and Volunteer 




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