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Juneteenth: How Wisconsin Was There at the Beginning

Juneteenth: A New National Holiday with Origins in 1865 Even though President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a national holiday on June 17, 2021, as is the case with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, the origin of Juneteenth lies in the U.S. Civil War, which was fought from April 12,

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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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What’s It All For? a Reflection on Empathy and Our National Discourse

Written by Kevin Hampton, Curator of History This time of year, with patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, the anniversary of D-Day, Flag Day, Juneteenth, and the 4th of July, there is always a natural focus on the American historical identity. This interest usually comes in the form of a passive

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