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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM KICKS OFF 2014 WITH NEW EVENTS AND SPEAKERS

February 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MADISON, Wis. (Feb. 27, 2014) From new art exhibits and prints, to guest lectures on the Civil War and Vietnam, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison has a large array of new events and happenings not to miss this spring. The best part – all museum programs are free and open to the public. Come for a night of history and storytelling to enrich your mind and learn something new. 

JEFFERSON RESIDENT’S MEDAL OF HONOR ADDED TO THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

December 20, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (Dec. 19, 2013) – When the Gruennert family of Jefferson, Wis. heard about The Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s new Medal of Honor display profiling the stories and medals of four Wisconsin veterans, they knew something was missing. It was the Medal of Honor of Kenneth E. Gruennert.

PEARL HARBOR ARTIFACTS FROM WISCONSIN SERVICEWOMAN BECOME ADDITIONS TO THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

December 4, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (Dec. 4, 2013) ― With Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Saturday, The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison is proud to announce the newest pieces to enter its collection – personal items of servicewoman Rhoda Ann Ziesler-Weller when she was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from 1941-1945.

New Exhibit Profiles Four Wisconsin Medals of Honor and Coincides With Veterans Day

November 7, 2013
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MADISON, Wis. (Nov. 7, 2013) ― Nearly 100 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was declared between the Allied Nations in Germany in World War I. Designated Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson, November 11 has since been renamed Veterans Day to honor all United States veterans and thank them for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

WDVA Announces Talking Spirits: Forest Hill Cemetery Tour

September 12, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum today announced Talking Spirits: Forest Hill Cemetery Tour, an award-winning living
history program in its fifteenth year. Public tours will be available on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

2013 Fall Programs at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

September 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(MADISON) - The Wisconsin Veterans Museum have a number of interesting programs planned this fall.  All programs are free, and open to the public. They are hosted in The
Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s 2nd Floor Education Center located at 30 West Mifflin St., Madison, unless otherwise noted. . The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

June 26, 2013

Honored as a Top Performing Museum as
Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that its Museum received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

Tee Off for a Great Cause!

June 18, 2013

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MADISON ― There is still time to play at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation’s 9th Annual Golf Outing.  Sponsored by Spacesaver Corporation, the outing will be held on Monday, July 15th at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. and the cost to play is $125 per individual or $500 per foursome.

The Last Full Measure: Wisconsin in the Civil War, New Exhibit Opening at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

June 18, 2013

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MADISON ― The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will open The Last Full Measure: Wisconsin in the Civil War, 1863 – 1865 on Friday, July 12, 2013.  An exhibit to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, The Last Full Measure will display never before seen Civil War artifacts from the Museum’s collection.

ARTHUR SZYK: AN ARTIST AT WAR AND JOHN VLOSSAK: WARTIME CARTOONS FROM CALCUTTA TWO EXHIBITS OPENING AT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

April 29, 2013

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(MADISON) ― The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will feature two new exhibits, Arthur Szyk: An Artist at War and John Vlossak: Wartime Cartoons from Calcutta.  An exhibit opening is
scheduled for Gallery Night on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

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The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.