Smithsonian Chooses Museum for Community Engagement Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wisconsin Veterans Museum to Collaborate with Smithsonian and International Coalition of Sites of Conscience on Year-Long Community Engagement Initiative   MADISON, Wis. (Feb. 10, 2022)  This Smithsonian Institution has selected the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to participate in the Fostering Critical Conversations with Our Communities program. The museum

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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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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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