in the hometown of history's greatest war correspondent

About The Ernie Pyle WWII Museum

The Friends of Ernie Pyle Development Fund Inc. is a nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Indiana as a 501(c)3.

Museum Address:
120 W Briarwood Avenue
Dana, Indiana 47847

GPS Coordinates
39°48’15.76 N
87°29’42.52 W

Mailing Address:
Ernie Pyle Development Fund Inc.
P.O. Box 345
Dana, Indiana 47847

Phone: 765-665-3633

Our Core Values

The purpose of the Friends of Ernie Pyle Development Fund and the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum is to promote awareness and understanding of the legacy and times of WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle.

Our mission

The museum aims to provide a place where relevant educational programs can be provided.


The Friends is governed by a 13-member board of directors:


President: Steve Key
(765) 665-3084

Vice President:  Phillip Hess

Treasurer: Roxann Scott

Secretary: Charlie Jones



Meredith Addison

Dennis Elliott

Becky Holbert

Owen Johnson

Cynthia Myers

Jayanne Rumple

Rodney Strong

Ruth Witmer


Major Contributors to
The Erie Pyle WWII Museum

Eli Lilly Endowment
The Scripps Howard Foundation
The American Legion Department of Indiana

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