image001-1 The Freedom Heritage Museum is pleased to announce that Jack Buttrum has been named as their first Executive Director.  In his new role, Mr. Buttrum will be responsible for overseeing all operations for the museum and will be spearheading various events, projects and programs of the museum with direction given from the Board of Directors.     Mr. Buttrum stated, “I look forward to working with our board, staff and community as we grow The Freedom Heritage Museum into its potential.”

A lifelong Evansville native, Jack Buttrum has family ties to World War II as his older brother, and several cousins, served in the military.  Buttrum believes it is important that younger generations learn about Evansville’s role during World War II and the sacrifices families made to protect the freedom of the nation. The Freedom Heritage Museum will give visitors a glimpse of Evansville’s history while viewing historic artifacts in the collections including airplanes, military vehicles and production equipment.

About Jack Buttrum:

Jack Buttrum is a Construction Administrator for Jacob’s Engineering. He has been with Jacob’s since 2005 and is currently in charge of site safety at the Kellogg’s facility in Pikeville, KY.

Buttrum was also the president and owner of Swanson Nunn Electric Company for 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He also holds an honorary associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College, where he served on the board of directors for six years and headed the board for three.

Buttrum is also highly active in the Evansville community and has held positions in several community organizations including the Evansville Housing Authority, the Private Industry Council, and the Community Action Agency. In 1988 Buttrum was named minority advocate of the year in Indiana.   In addition, he received the following honors: Sagamore on the Wabash, a Kentucky Colonel, a Delta Flying Colonel, 1990 Indiana Minority Advocate of the Year, the Rotary Civic Award Recipient in 1989, a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and a Fellow of the National Electrical Contractor’s Academy of Fellows.

About The Freedom Heritage Museum:

An institution created to collect, preserve, and make accessible the objects produced, and the personal accounts of Evansville’s local home front and the veterans during World War II so that future generations become educated about their efforts and sacrifices and that we remember and honor them for protecting the freedoms we have today.




For more information, please call 812-476-2442. www.freedomheritagemuseum.org


  1. I’m glad this is coming to the area around the old airport. Wish that small building was still standing next to this.

    Now the erbc needs to put together a plan to move the LST to the port of Evansville before it’s too late.

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