Tank Museum Heading to Ohio

BLAIRS, Va. (AP) - A spokesman says the American Armoured Foundation's tank museum and its vast collection is moving from southern Virginia to Ohio. Spokesman Jamie Shaffner told the Danville Register & Bee that founder William Gasser has been looking for a new home for a museum for some time. The museum in Blairs north of Danville saw 7,000 visitors last year. Shaffner said the museum's collections will be moving to a former foundry in West Liberty, Ohio, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Trains will haul the museum's 118 tanks and other armored pieces to its new home. Shaffner said a Veteran's Day opening is anticipated. The museum has been in Southside Virginia since 1999. Besides its armored collection, the museum has hundreds of related items. Online: American Armoured Foundation: Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.