Souvenirs Prohaska Quote

Norra Prohaska on finding the Twin Towers lighter: “There was one, one day, that came up and he was selling us lighters, and I believe I had given this to [the museum]. They were selling lighters, I don’t know, he probably didn’t even look at the product he was bringing

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Honoring LGBTQ+ Veterans of Wisconsin

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, we are featuring the story of United States Naval Officer Larry A. Reed. Reed served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1966 during the Vietnam War. Reed was the weapons and air control officer on the destroyer escort USS Wilhoite (DER-397) from

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Media Preview of New Exhibit Souvenirs of Service

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSUEM OPENS “SOUVENIRS OF SERVICE” EXHIBIT Wisconsin servicemembers have been collecting souvenirs since the Civil War. Learn the stories of the things they kept. MADISON, October 21, 2021 — On November 5, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will open “Souvenirs of Service: The Things They Kept,” an exhibit featuring objects

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Souvenirs of Service Exhibit Opens 11/5

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSUEM OPENS “SOUVENIRS OF SERVICE” EXHIBIT Wisconsin servicemembers have been collecting souvenirs since the Civil War. Learn the stories of the things they kept beginning Nov. 5.   MADISON, Wis. (Oct. 18, 2021) —On November 5, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will open “Souvenirs of Service: The Things They Kept,”

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CEMETERY TOURS BACK IN-PERSON, WILL FOCUS ON WOMEN’S STORIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CEMETERY TOURS BACK IN-PERSON, WILL FOCUS ON WOMEN’S STORIES Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours set for October 9, 10 August 26, 2021 —The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has announced that the 23rd annual “Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour” will again be conducted in-person this fall, with candlelight tours on

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Honoring Hispanic Veterans of Wisconsin

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we are featuring Wisconsin Hispanic veterans and their stories from the oral history collection. Hispanic veterans served in the United States military since the Civil War and continue to do so with honor and distinction. Their military experiences vary

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September 2021 Virtual! Drink & Draw: One-line Drawings

Welcome to September 2021 Virtual! Drink & Draw Gather your drawing supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. No experience is necessary. Feel free to reference some of the provided drawing guides below. This event is free

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Two Generations of Wisconsin Veterans

At the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, we document, preserve, and make available the stories of Wisconsin veterans and their families. As a museum, we’ve collected several stories from multi-generational Wisconsin families. This month we feature a military family from Couderay, Wisconsin, Mary Slisz-Chucka and her son Todd Haskell. Mary Slisz-Chucka grew

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August 2021 VIRTUAL! Drink & Draw: MARKERS

Welcome to the August 2021 Virtual! Drink & Draw Let’s draw with markers! No experience is necessary. Gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. Feel free to reference some of the provided drawing guides below.

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Origins and Evolutions of Aviation Nose Art

Much like a person would customize a car, nose art on airplanes grew out of the crewmen’s desire to personalize their crafts. Beginning in World War I, European forces decorated their planes with fierce animals, family crests and other symbols. When the American forces arrived, they quickly followed the European’s

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