Comments from Visitors to WWHAM

I toured the World War History & Art Museum when it first opened. I was moved as I observed the original artwork created by soldiers on the front lines. These works display a wide range of emotions experienced by servicemen living in terrible conditions everyday while in the trenches, on the sea, or in the air. I also enjoyed seeing the artifacts relating to tanks, as a former member of the Armored Cavalry during my career in the military. Also a favorite is the section exhibiting the art of air combat, a special interest of mine, as well as the role of women during the last century's major conflicts.
I have recommended touring the museum to family, veterans groups, and local friends by describing it as a world class museum residing in Alliance, Ohio. I would encourage everyone to tour the museum, as I am sure you will be amazed, moved, and appreciative that these major works of art are available for all to see.

Alan Andreani, Mayor, City of Alliance

This is a totally amazing museum. To see all this art made by actual soldiers is inspirational. A one of a kind experience in Alliance, Ohio.

Robb Hankins, President & CEO, ArtsInStark, Canton, Ohio

Alliance can be proud of this addition to our region.

Forrest Barber, President of Barber Aircraft, Alliance, Ohio

What will amaze you is that Alliance is now the home to a true, first-rate museum that showcases original works of art by soldiers who fought and served in World War I and World War II. This is a full-fledged museum in every sense of the word. The displays are graceful and informative. The original art is captivating. The artifacts are fascinating, and the atmosphere is thoughtful and reflective... WWHAM is a destination not to be missed.

Steve Okey, Former Councilman at Large, Alliance, Ohio

The depth and quality of the artwork and the displays is beyond anything I ever imagined.

Karen Perone, President, Alliance Historical Society

Collection is worthy of being in the Smithsonian.

Dick Johnson, MAPS Museum, Canton, Ohio

Very impressive. I saw the tank I was in.

Unterscharfuhrer Harold A., 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich veteran

This is great! We have been to museums all over the US and Europe and have never seen this much art by the troops.

The L. Family, Fort Riley, Kansas

Super, fantastic, unbelievable.

Don U., Richmond Heights, Ohio

Awesome! Very unique collection.

Mike H., Piqua, Ohio

Very well displayed.

James B., USAF, Arizona

Amazing collection. Unique to see the paintings by soldiers. The German Panzer Division blew my mind!

Rotary Exchange Team, India

Very impressive; massive collection and truly educational.

Rance & Elaine, Kirtland, Ohio

Enjoyed. Art was a new twist for a war museum.

Bob S., Edwardsville, Illinois

Fabulous exhibit!

Ray C., Canton, Ohio

Totally awesome! Every school child should view this exhibit.

Chuck M., Mentor, Ohio

Super!

Tom K., Broadview Heights, Ohio

Truly awesome.

Bob & Diane M., Solon, Ohio

Very authentic. Great artwork.

Dr. Harold M., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Wow!

Esther A., Atwater, Ohio

Fantastic!

Dr. Richard N., Shaker Heights, Ohio

Very impressive!

Dan F., Annapolis, Maryland

A fabulous experience. Thank you for showing so much history.

Ruby S., Akron, Ohio

What an awesome display!

Bryan S., West Branch Middle School Jazz Band, Ohio

Phenomenal collection on many fronts - incredible collection of artwork. It was a 'great day for me, learning a lot.

John R., Columbiana County, Ohio

Converted my wife to an interest in the war efforts. Excellent museum!

Anonymous, Alliance, Ohio

This museum is world class! Your art collection rivals those of any military museum in the world. A gem for Alliance.

Joe S., Knapp, Wisconsin

What an informative and captivating display of history! The curator was very knowledgeable and a gifted historian. I enjoyed all of the art, artifacts, and the Panzer Division!

John P., Washington, DC

What a beautiful tribute to our servicemen. Thank you for your labor of love!

Doug W., Portland, Maine

This is truly one of a kind!

Abigail B., Annville, Pennsylvania

This is my second time here and each time I am astounded by the amazing collection.

Elizabeth R., Jackson Township, Ohio

What an amazing gem! This was truly special. Thank you for the wonderful tour.

Jesse C., Marlton, New Jersey

It's cool to see a different side of the World Wars than you would get from Hemingway or the History Channel.

Matthew M., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thanks for the tour! It was amazing to see such a unique collection.

Daniel F., Harshaville, Pennsylvania

This was a wonderful field trip for students of all ages. It is also the best kept secret in Alliance, Ohio.

S.A.Y., Kent, Ohio

The pictures and depth of emotion you feel from seeing the real paintings from soldiers gives you the feel of history and lets you know exactly how they must have been feeling. The pictures show a realism that makes your chest ache. It gives history a better, deeper meaning of understanding. The professional way everything is laid out gives you time to digest and understand the hope and hopelessness that the men must have been dealing with. I am impressed and enthralled by the displays.

Tiffany B., Minerva, Ohio

Thank you for the fantastic tour!! We really enjoyed looking at all your wonderful collection. Your hard work and dedication to this museum really show!

Emily and Ryan S., Henderson, Nevada

What an amazing collection! These exhibits are educational and very impressive. The panzer division shows so much detail. Thank you so much for the tour. This is a first-rate museum!

Scott and Cortlynn P., Arlington, Virginia

Great! Fascinating 'inside' true stories! May you thrive in educating the public.

Gary and Sally D., Solon, Ohio

Outstanding ... take your time.

Jim H., Medina, Ohio

This is great!

Justin H., Youngstown, Ohio

WWHAM: WOW!

Jim R., Jackson Township, Ohio

Amazing exhibit!! It is a very interesting and in-depth experience. I love it.

Lucille G., Louisville, Ohio

Awesome!

Dennis B., North Canton, Ohio

I love the personal stories!

Joanna P., Virginia

The artwork is overwhelming!

Diana W., Jackson Township, Ohio

Everything looks awesome!

Rachel C., Warren, Pennsylvania

Indeed, 'One of a kind'!!!

Marilyn P., Baraboo, Wisconsin

So much to see and learn about. Really great.

Linda and Carl, Alliance, Ohio

Very well organized. Great displays. Thank you for preserving history for us.

Kathy W., Mahoning County, Ohio

Very moving.

John F., Woodstown, New Jersey

Excellent collection. I really liked the Panzer Division exhibit.

Rich B., England

We were so impressed with the quality and effort that exists in your museum. We learned much and truly enjoyed our time spent here.

Mr. & Mrs. Dave H., Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

It's overwhelming! I will have to return when I have hours to look at everything in here. I am a history buff so I love this! Thank you!

Jennifer C., Alliance, Ohio

A wonderful resource - what a terrific collection of art and relics! Thank you for preserving it for future generations.

Ted and Mari H., Medina, Ohio

Very impressive! Unique!

John K., Salem, Ohio

A great place with a wonderful collection!!

Tahoana G., Sao Paulo, Brazil

Have you toured the war museum located at College Plaza? Wow! Fantastic! It's a wonderful display of memorabilia. If you have out-of-town guests, put it on their must-see list. I have visited it several times and still have not seen it all. Alliance is fortunate to have this first-class museum. I'm going back again.

Anonymous, "Readers' Praise", The Alliance Review, January 23, 2012

I was very impressed with the exhibits and tour which presented war from a perspective I had not previously considered.

Dan R., Louisville, Ohio

A terrific experience! Greatly exceeded my expectations.

Ralph J., Uniontown, Ohio

The WWHAM is a hidden gem of resources regarding aspects of the wars that Iíve never considered. I will encourage my students to visit.

Janine H., Rootstown, Ohio

I am not a history buff, but was thrilled to learn about history through your art exhibits. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit!

Shirley G., Louisville, Ohio

Very impressive!

Ryan H., Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus

Remarkable!

Gary & Becky B., Canfield, Ohio

This is such an unbelievable and well organized collection. Wonderful!

Bill & Diane J., Beloit, Ohio

Fascinating!

Bob V., Marlboro Township, Ohio

Tell anyone you know not to miss this.

Jim & Mary Ann C., Sebring, Ohio

What an incredible journey through history. Glad we had the opportunity to see this display.

Kurt H., North Lima, Ohio

Absolutely the best history lesson and showing of the men and women during war.

Jack & Barbara E., Alliance, Ohio

Outstanding!

George B., Hudson, Ohio

This is a truly amazing museum. The experiences of the artists can be felt through the art. Thank you!

Charles & Martha M., Alliance, Ohio

Wow! What an amazing and thoughtful display. It really makes you reflect on and feel what impact war has. Thank you for sharing.

Tim & Angie D., Canal Fulton, Ohio

Sweet!

Mike H., Hartville, Ohio

Fantastic! Impressive!

Don H., Concord, Ohio

What a wonderful tribute to our men and women in the service to our country.

Jeff K., Alliance, Ohio

Amazing collection!

Cory K., Alliance, Ohio

Just amazing. The world should see your collection. Thank you for being here in Alliance. A once in a lifetime showing!

Robert & Joanne H., Ohio