December 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor map with photos of veterans

Wisconsin Was There: Pearl Harbor Survivors Talk

Tap/click on each person to listen to their experience of the Pearl Harbor Attack on December 7, 1941.

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Museum Staff Draws Out Creative Veteran Voice for Award-Winning Soldiers Home Renovation

The newly renovated Soldiers Home located on the campus of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee received an award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The Milwaukee Soldiers Home, Milwaukee is the recipient of the

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December 2021 Virtual! Drink & Draw: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Welcome to December 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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Badgers and the Day of Infamy

Fifteen minutes before 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 1941, 183 Japanese planes winged in over Kahuku Point, the northernmost tip of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. Their commander, Fuchida Mitsuo, surveyed the scene and signaled for the attack to begin. The formation broke apart as groups of planes zoomed

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Honoring Native American Veterans of Wisconsin

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we are featuring Native American veterans and their stories from the oral history collection. Native Americans served in the United States military since the Revolutionary War and continue to do so with honor and distinction. Their military experiences vary greatly as you will

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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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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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