Seattle Veterans Museum Shuts Down

The following is from the November 16, 2012 edition of

SEATTLE – Friday night was a sad evening for the man who has operated the Seattle Veterans Museum. After being open for ten years, a lack of funds has caused Todd Crooks to close the doors to the museum near 2nd and Union in downtown Seattle….

Today there’s artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror. Many of the items have a local tie to Seattle. But recently, there has not been enough money or volunteers to keep the place going. Crooks has dipped into his own savings in the past, but he said he can not do that anymore….

He is in search of someone who can reopen the museum in a new place.

Read the full article, and watch the video.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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