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About the Emil A. Blackmore Museum


National Adjutant Emil A. Blackmore (Chase, Washington, DC)

Since its founding in 1967, the Emil A. Blackmore Museum of The American Legion has collected and exhibited artifacts associated with the history of The American Legion and the wars its members have fought.

The museum was named in honor of Emil Blackmore, the seventh national adjutant of The American Legion, who served from 1956 until his death in 1967 just a few days before the museum was dedicated. Adjutant Blackmore was chosen as the museum's namesake several months after it opened to commemorate his ardent interest in the creation of a museum.

Launched in 2020, the museum's online exhibit space aims to provide broader access to the story of The American Legion and to highlight facets of Legion history in more detail. 

Plan Your Visit

Free admission Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The American Legion National Headquarters

700 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Metered parking is available nearby.

Contact Us

Email: library@legion.org

Phone: 317-630-1366