Photos & Videos

Below is a history of Heroes Hall Museum, featuring archived photos and videos. To get information on the exhibits that have been featured, visit our Exhibitions page.


March 16: Groundbreaking ceremony at OC Fair & Event Center.
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April: Heroes Hall Veterans Foundation receives 501(c)3 nonprofit status.
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April 27: Equipment similar to that used to move the space shuttle Endeavor is used to move the Memorial Gardens building to its permanent location near Centennial Farm.
See building move photos

Aug. 22: 50-foot-wide Medal of Honor star design is installed in the courtyard.
See Courtyard installation photos


Feb. 15: Heroes Hall Museum opens to the public. 
See grand opening photos | See grand opening video

May 23: Heroes Hall hosts its first Voices: Veterans Storytelling Project. More than 150 members of the public attend.
See Voices video


October: Heroes Hall hosts another successful Voices: Veterans Storytelling Project, in partnership with Arts OC.
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June: Heroes Hall hosts 244th Army birthday celebration
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Aug. 8: Groundbreaking for the A-4M Skyhawk memorial
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Sept. 26: The A-4M Skyhawk moves from Santa Ana Civic Center to Heroes Hall
See Skyhawk move photos | See Skyhawk move video

Nov. 9: Dedication of the A-4M Skyhawk memorial at the Salute to Veterans/Veterans Day celebration.
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July 6: Virtual Museum debuts, permanently highlighting stories and photos of Orange County veterans.
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Heroes Hall Museum

Take a virtual tour of Heroes Hall Museum & Education Center.

Veterans Story Room

The Heroes Hall Story Room was a place for veterans to record and share their experiences. More than 100 video clips are up on the Heroes Hall Story Room YouTube channel . Stories are from and about our veterans, those on active duty and their friends and family members. Click here to view all stories.

Grand Opening of Heroes Hall

Heroes Hall veterans museum officially opened its door to the public Feb. 15, 2017, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Santa Ana Army Air Base. Video courtesy of City of Costa Mesa, CMTV.