Part II: Okinawa: The Battle Builds

In 1945, 75 years ago, World War II in the Pacific ended with the Battle of Okinawa and the atomic bombing of Japan. These important events, in which Wisconsin service members did their full duty, still impact the world today.   From April until August 2020, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum staff

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Elizabeth O’Hara Baehr

  Serving Those Who Served: Immense Personal Satisfaction and Incredible Hardship Guest Author, Assistant Gift Shop Manager, Michael Olson France, July 1944−German buzz bombs fly overhead and the ambulances rush in their first patients. Many are in need of immediate surgery and many of them are German soldiers.  “I thought

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Part I: Okinawa: Genesis of a Battle

In 1945, 75 years ago, World War II in the Pacific ended with the Battle of Okinawa and the atomic bombing of Japan. These important events, in which Wisconsin service members did their full duty, still impact the world today.   From April until August 2020, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum staff

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WINTER 2019

Cover Story: Gold Star Pilgrimage

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SUMMER 2019

Cover Story: Gold Star Pilgrimage

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Fall 2019

Cover Story: Gold Star Pilgrimage

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NEW TRAVELING EXHIBIT: I AM NOT INVISIBLE EXHIBIT UNVEILING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2019   GOV. TONY EVERS, WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM UNVEIL ‘I AM NOT INVISIBLE’ EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTING WOMEN VETERANS MADISON, Wis. – On Thursday, November 7th, The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ (WDVA) Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Gov. Tony Evers today unveiled a unique educational exhibit highlighting the

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“These Numbers All Mean Something”

By Russell Horton, Reference & Outreach Archivist  “I’ve got documents that I brought out of Korea… just pieces of paper with numbers on them. They are very old. These numbers all mean something.”                                   

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MEDIA COVERAGE FOR WVM SUMMER CAMP 2019

July 8, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (July 8, 2019) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has received the following media coverage for the WVM Summer Camp, When I Group Up I Want to Work in a Museum (July 8, 2019).   Wisconsin State Journal: July 8, 2019  

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Rearguard at Gettysburg

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History On the afternoon of July 1, 1863, the 7th Wisconsin played a pivotal role as the rear guard of the Union Army during the retreat through the town of Gettysburg. Though the regiment held their position as long as possible along a rail fence

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