Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum considers each story of its Wisconsin-connected veterans to be important and is eager for these stories to be told and preserved through its Wisconsin Veterans Oral History Collection. 

About the Program

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program seeks to record the first-hand experiences of Wisconsin men and women who served in the military. The purpose of collecting these stories is to honor our veterans and guarantees that these important narratives are preserved for and shared with future generations. The oral history interviews become primary sources that both compliment and extend the archives, library, and artifact collections of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

The Museum's Oral History Program began in June 1994 with an interview of a World War II D-Day veteran. Today the program boasts a collection of over 1,900 oral history interviews with Wisconsin veterans from all eras and conflicts and is coordinated by a full-time, professional Oral Historian. The Museum encourages attention not only to the creation of information about particular veterans, but also to the preservation and accessibility of the information for future generations. 

Additional Information: Contact the Oral Historian or 608.261.0537

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