Our Collections

Berman Museum of World History features four permanent
Exhibit Halls and a Changing Exhibits Gallery


Click below to find out more about each of our permanent Exhibit Halls

   
 First Floor Galleries 
American West Deadly Beauty
Second Floor Galleries
Arts of Asia World Wars I & II
 
 

First Floor

Journey through the history of the exploration and colonization of the American west. See a replica of a farm wagon loaded with items used by homesteaders, a life-sized diorama of a western town saloon and maps of the western territories. See firearms and weapons from the Revolutionary war through Spanish American War, with particular emphasis on the American Civil War. Also view evocative Remington bronze sculptures.




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First Floor

This fascinating and unusual hall contains examples of rare and exotic weapons, spy and combination weapons, medieval suits of armor, unique British cavalry and presentation swords, French weapons from the Royalist Period and unique artifacts which personally belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte. A major item of interest is the Persian Scimitar of Abbas I, encrusted with 1295 diamonds, 50 carats of rubies, a 10 carat emerald in the hilt and 3 pounds of gold


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Second Floor

This beautiful hall features many examples of Chinese ceramics and furniture, household “gods,” and beautiful, intricately carved jade sculptures. There are also artifacts from India, Nepal, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Japan, and Korea. See items from the Qing Dynasty and Sung Dynasty of China.

 
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Second Floor
 

This area rounds out the permanent halls with examples of weapons and uniforms from the World War I and II periods of our nation’s history. Among other interesting items in this hall, you will see Adolf Hitler’s personal silver tea service, parachute dummies, and a recreation of a WWI trench with a dugout. Also see a real West Gun, a unique trench weapon used in WWI. There are only two in existence today! This hall also includes an extensive collection of machine guns from the Spanish American War through WWII, as well as Axis and Ally mortars, mines and bazooka/rocket launchers.

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