The Early Days
In 1986, armed only with a determination to preserve historic military vehicles, four Lexington men formed the
Heartland Museum. Today the dozens of fully restored vehicles are dedicated in honor and memory of those who served.
The four friends began taking their restored vehicles to Veterans' Day
celebrations and letting veterans ride in the vehicles, even drive them if they wished. The response was so gratifying to the quartet that they continued to comb Central Nebraska for more historic equipment.
The founders of Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles are in the photo above.
Left to right: Chris Larsen, Dave Smith, Terry Lauby and Al Martin.