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As you enter the foyer from the front of the Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium, you enter a marble floored area the size of some banquet halls. The ceilings are art, the walls, the very building itself, all art. Before you is the entrance to the Legion of Valor Museum. Welcome!

The Legion of Valor Museum grew out of the efforts of several dedicated Legion of Valor members and their wives who worked with the City of Fresno to use the Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Staffed by volunteers and supported in part by the City of Fresno, the museum houses thousands of items and papers donated by Legion of Valor members and others. Numerous framed citations, photographs, and exhibits tell the story of America's wars as seen by individual soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Uniforms and equipment of different eras are also on display. The Legion of Valor extends its appreciation to Mayor Jim Patterson, President of the Council, Ken Steitz and Council Members Garry Bredefeld, Tom Boyajian, Chris Mathys, Henry Perea, Dan Ronquillo, and Sal Quintero.



The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Special hours for groups may be arranged. Admission is free.

2425 Fresno Street at "O" Street Suite 103
Fresno, California 93721
(559) 498-0510



 Museum Founder
   • Chuck Monges (1922-2001)
 Museum Director
   • Arthur J. Hill
 Museum Volunteers
   • Barkey Aivazian
   • Paul Cramer
   • Bill Crumpacker
   • Harry C. Dunlavy
   • Hiro Isogawa
   • Sam Kalfayan
   • Raymond Y. Lee
   • Warren F. Maguire
   • Chuck Stephens
   • Carolyn Tanaka
   • Leslie W. Traeger
   • Juan Trevino
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