Exhibit Selected for National Award

MADISON, WIS (June 20, 2024) — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) in Nashville, TN proudly announced that the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is the recipient of an Award of Excellence for its exhibit, Souvenirs of Service: the Things They Kept. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in

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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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Photo taken at the memo of agreement signing between the Ho-Chunk Nation and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, an educational activity of the WDVA. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum staff will collaboratively gather oral histories from Ho-Chunk Nation veterans to be preserved by the Ho-Chunk Nation. A master copy of each interview will be included in the oral history collection of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The agreement ensures the stories of Ho-Chunk Nation veterans are treated with cultural sensitivity and respect as led by the Ho-Chunk Nation and that the Ho-Chunk Nation is represented in the military history of Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation and WDVA/WVM Sign Historic Agreement

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Ho-Chunk Nation Create Joint Oral History Program Documenting the Lives of Ho-Chunk Veterans Madison, Wis. (May 19, 2023)  On Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Ho-Chunk Nation Museum and Cultural Center in Tomah, WDVA Secretary-designee James Bond and Ho-Chunk Nation Vice

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