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CN Advisory: High Concern

Korean War National Museum

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9 South Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL 62701
tel: (888) 419-5053   Web Site
EIN: 37-1369481

Board Leadership
Denis J. Healy

Thomas Kenny
Museum Director


On August 1, 2017, The State Journal-Register reported on the operations of Korean War National Museum, a former charity that has recently dissolved, in an article titled, "Korean War National Museum abruptly closes." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see The State Journal-Register article.

  • On August 2, 2017, The State-Journal Register published an article titled, "State AG looking into Korean War Museum shutdown." For more information, please see The State-Journal Register article.

  • On August 11, 2017, The State-Journal Register published an article titled, "Fate of Korean War Museum exhibits still in doubt." For more information, please see The State-Journal Register article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 54.81 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 54.87 zero star
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 58.88 one star
2012-12 12/22/2014 62.81 one star
2012-12 12/20/2013 62.15 one star
2011-12 05/01/2013 63.00 one star
2010-12 05/01/2012 64.41 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 37-1369481
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Korean War National Museum
9 South Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
tel: (888) 419-5053
EIN: 37-1369481

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Board Leadership

Denis J. Healy


Thomas Kenny
Museum Director

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