Winter 2018

Cover Story: In My Spare Moments: The Art of Harold F. Schmitz

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Liaison Officer Karl Hanson

By Gregory Krueger, Curator of Exhibits After completing the Armor Officer’s Basic Course, where he made the Commandant’s List, Hanson was commissioned an Army Armor officer in 2000 as platoon leader with Task Force 1-64 Armor, Camp Dobol, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Returning stateside, he served as a tank platoon leader with Company

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Poetry and Proverbs

By Russell Horton, Reference Archivist “If I die a prisoner of war, I would like to have this diary sent to my Father, A. Ingersoll, Waupun, Wis.” -Frank J. Ingersoll, Diary Entry, ca. September 1864 In the first two years of the Civil War, soldiers from either side of the

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Remember Pearl Harbor

By Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager Certain pivotal events in our nation’s history have remained “where were you when” moments for all who lived through them, with one of the most prominent being the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago this December. While most of our World War II

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MEDIA COVERAGE OF VETERANS DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

November 15, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (November 15, 2018) – The Veterans Day and World War I Armistice activities of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum has received the following media coverage. Real Life Library: Veterans Edition NBC15, November 11, 2018 WKOW27, November 11, 2018 World War I Armistice Milwaukee

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Finis la Guerre: The Eleventh Hour and the End of World War I

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History On this Veterans Day, we mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I and a closing of the official centennial commemorations. As the days and weeks around Veterans Day will be busy with various programs and ceremonies, when you hear

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Fall 2018

Cover Story: Finis la Guerre: The Eleventh Hour and the End of World War I

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Harold Schmitz

By Yvette Pino, Traveling Art Exhibit Coordinator In June 1942, Milwaukee artist Harold F. Schmitz was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with the 955th Topographic Engineer Company. At the time of his conscription, he was working in the art department of Hammersmith-Kortemeyer (H & K) Publishing. The company,

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Summer 2018

Cover Story: Opening the Museum at King

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Here Lies Lieutenant Wemple

By Gregory Krueger, Curator of Exhibits At the start of the Civil War, Union forces were under the command of Winfield Scott. Scott, an old Army veteran, outlined a plan to defeat the southern states based upon the premise of a naval blockade of southern ports. Hoping to suffocate Southern

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