Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum

Veterans History Project

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of Americans who have served their country in the Armed Forces and in supporting civilian industry.

The Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum is the only local site appointed by the
Library of Congress for the Veterans History Project.


“The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible
the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly
from veterans and better understand the realities of war.”


The Library of Congress Call to schedule your interview. (805) 543-1763

You can come into the museum or our interviewer will come to you. You will receive a free DVD
of your interview. One copy goes to the Library of Congress, and one is held in museum files.
We make DVD duplicates for a nominal charge.

The Veterans History Project collects accounts of U.S. Veterans
from the following conflicts:

World War I, 1914-1918
World War II, 1930-1945
Cold War
Korean War, 1950-1953
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Grenada, 19883
Panama, 1989
Operation Restore Hope, 1999-1993 Persian
Gulf War, 1991

United Nations Operation in Somalia
Haiti—History—American intervention, 1994-1995
Operation Allied Force, 1999
Peacekeeping forces—Bosnia and Herzegovina
Operation Joint Guardian, 1999-
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Afghan War, 2001-
Iraq War, 2003-2011