Museum welcomes newest trustee

TROY — The Miami Valley Veterans Museum welcomes Rocky Hornbeck. During the May 2016 meeting, the board accepted his application to be a trustee and with tremendous support, Hornbeck was voted into the position. His term will expire Dec. 31, 2017.

Hornbeck played an instrumental role in the completion of the Herb Schlatter Gallery and worked tirelessly to rejuvenate the 1908 wood floor, removed hundreds of pounds of debris, and even helped move everything back in.

In additional news, Lora Larck and Brenda Cooper each have a new role at the museum. Larck served as the treasurer for quite some time and Cooper has served as the secretary for the same. Just before Hornbeck was voted in, the board voted to swap Larck and Cooper’s roles. Their terms will run until Dec. 31, 2018.

The museum will be represented at the Troy Strawberry Festival with their sponsor, Chick-fil-A, June 3-5, and at the Military Appreciation Days at Grimes Field the following weekend.

The museum also will have extended hours during the Strawberry Festival, at the upcoming breakfast in June, and at Grimes Field for Military Appreciation Days. For more information, visit

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum was established in 2009 as a way to honor, preserve, and perpetuate the contribution that American veterans made while in service. We are open Wednesday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and host a monthly breakfast meeting the first Wednesday of each month that includes guest speakers.