The Tomlinson family started Home of the Brave in 1991 in conjunction with the Pearl Harbor 50th Anniversary. With the help of the Pearl Harbor survivors, they created Home of the Brave Tours & Museum, a one-of-a-kind WWII Military Base Tour along with the largest private collection of 1940's memorabilia in the Pacific. As curators of this extensive collection, the Tomlinsons have received numerous awards and accolades for their work in educating the public about the rich heritage, sacrifices and traditions of the United States military.
The Home of the Brave Museum serves as the steward and repository of Hawaii’s historical artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the United States military during WWII. The extensive collection exists to preserve wartime legacies, as well as to honor the sacrifice and victory of our nation’s great servicemen and women.
Our goal is to maintain this historic Kakaako museum and expand the property into an interactive learning center to further promote awareness, gratitude, and documentation of America's military heritage for public interest and educational purposes.
Our Remember Honor Salute Foundation, allows granted funds to be used for location up-keep and program expansion to enhance the visitor experience and continue to support today’s and tomorrow’s veterans.