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
Ray C., Canton, Ohio
Totally awesome! Every school child should view this exhibit.
Chuck M., Mentor, Ohio
Tom K., Broadview Heights, Ohio
Bob & Diane M., Solon, Ohio
Very authentic. Great artwork.
Dr. Harold M., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Esther A., Atwater, Ohio
Dr. Richard N., Shaker Heights, Ohio
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
Jim R., Jackson Township, Ohio
Amazing exhibit!! It is a very interesting and in-depth experience. I love it.
Lucille G., Louisville, Ohio
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
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
Ryan H., Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus
Gary & Becky B., Canfield, Ohio
This is such an unbelievable and well organized collection. Wonderful!
Bill & Diane J., Beloit, Ohio
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
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
Mike H., Hartville, Ohio
Don H., Concord, Ohio
What a wonderful tribute to our men and women in the service to our country.
Jeff K., Alliance, Ohio
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