WDVA Secretary and Veterans Museum Staff Deliver 600+ Birthday Wishes to WWII Veteran

Madison, Wis. (September 27, 2023) More than 600 birthday cards were sent from around the world to WWII veteran and soon-to-be 103-year-old Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harry Baker. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary-designee James Bond, Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Chris Kolakowski, and Museum Marketing Manager Jen Stevenson hand-delivered these cards

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PRESENTATION-Kolakowski & Admiral Rucker

On Wisconsin – a New Meaning!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madison, WI (April 19, 2022) – Yesterday at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, the USS Wisconsin Association accepted a piece of the SSBN 827 Wisconsin, to be commissioned USS Wisconsin upon completion, from Rear Admiral (select) Jonathan Rucker on behalf of Governor Tony Evers and the

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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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The Barber Brothers

Generations of Service

Military service ripples in families beyond an individual servicemember. Often over the past 150 years, it is not uncommon to have a parent serve followed by a child emulating their example. Sometimes this legacy of service extends into grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Just as some families run a commercial enterprise over

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Cemetery Tours Continue Virtually, Share History with Broader Audience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, WISCONSIN, September 23, 2020 —For a 22nd year, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will continue its renowned “Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours,” but with a different spin. The “Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours: Myths and Realities” will be presented as a 360-degree virtual tour, launching October 15, 2020 at

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